Rededication Ceremony for Mural in Fort Walton Beach

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Veterans, Law Enforcement agencies, first responders and active military men and women crowded the Michles and Booth Law Firm parking lot in Fort Walton Beach Friday morning for a rededication ceremony.

Back in February, someone vandalized the patriotic mural painted on the side of the law firms building.

"There was just such strong support people wanted to donate money for the repairs, they wanted to have armed guards, there was money raised for information of the vandals and I realized how strongly connected the people in this community really were,” said Marcus Michles.

But Friday’s ceremony was more of a tribute, and a community coming together.

Attorney Marcus Michles, who is the founder of the Family Freedom Foundation, said it is all about giving back and helping those who have helped us.

The foundation provides any financial services to first responders or soldiers who are wounded or injured in the line of duty.

"It is a wonderful feeling when the community comes together for a great cause like this one,” said Michles.

Deputy Steve Hough is a prime example of what the family freedom foundation does for those service men and women.

"Without question the community will embrace, the foundation, as well as the mural both signify exactly what they should, which is the sport of America,” said Steve Hough, Deputy for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.