Flag of the World War on Terror on display at the Mo. National Veterans Museum in Perryville, Mo.

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CAP GIRARDEAU, Missouri (KFVS) – The flag of the Global War on Terror is on display at the Missouri National Veterans Museum.

“We drove three hours to see it today,” Mullins said.

An emotional Cathy Mullins showed us the reason she traveled from Owensboro, Ky. To see this flag for herself.

It is named after his son Brandon, 24, an army specialist who was killed in Iraq in 2003.

“It is overwhelming and simply wonderful that our military is remembered in this way to teach especially the next generation because freedoms are not free,” said Mullins.

Her son’s identity tag joins those of over 7,000 other men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Brandon was a real life force to be reckoned with, he was the party life, a very outgoing energy, loved the outdoors, so he loved what he did in the military,” Mullins said.

Lynn Romans traveled from Louisville to find her son Darren’s name on the flag.

“My son was 24, serving in the Kentucky National Guard,” Romans said. “He was NP, they were serving in Iraq when he lost his life. “

According to the director of the Missouri Veteran’s Memorial Museum, a veteran created this traveling exhibit to honor the lives lost and also pay tribute to all who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“It’s always very humbling and it’s always with gratitude that people stop and honor the sacrifices of not just my son, but, I mean, all of those names,” Romans said.

Mullins said she is grateful for the museum and wants others to know what this exhibit means for all military families.

“When the military sign that blank check, they all know they could eventually pay that sacrifice, but honestly none of them really want to do it, but they know if it’s called, they will and it’s just amazing that we have so many who would do that, ”Mullins said.

The flag of the Global War on Terror is on display at the Missouri National Veterans Museum in Perryville until October 29.

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