Destin Celebrates America & Our U.S. Servicemen Every Day
Roof Mural Â Proclaims â€śThank Youâ€¦God Bless Americaâ€ť
When we drive to and from Destin over the Mid-Bay Bridge, weâ€™re greeted with the beautiful Wyland painting at Legendary Marine. Â Itâ€™s Wyland Whaling Wall #88, a project headed by the internationally known marine artist Wyland.
But youÂ have to fly overhead to view his bonus mural on top of the building. Wyland created the one-acre American flag –Â Â the largest painted flag in the world — on the roof of the marina as a salute to the armed forces stationed at nearby Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field Air Force Base.
Wyland has painted marine life murals around the world as a message to protect the environment. Wyland had seen the marina under construction and approached the landowner about painting the wall as a way of benefiting the Wyland Foundation and helping to educate children about the environment. The Destin community came together to help complete the project in 2004.
So as this Independence Day weekend comes to a close, DestinÂ also says “Thanks” and God Bless America!