Military mom: Where did Walmart's 'Wall of Honor' go in Charlotte Co.?
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CHARLOTTE CO., Fla. - Four In Your Corner making sure Walmart stores are honoring their word to honor our troops.
A military mystery is getting solved, thanks to the Fox 4 Troubleshooter, after a Charlotte Co. mom questioned why the 'Wall of Honor' display at two Walmart stores suddenly went down. The tribute is displayed in many stores across the county as a way to honor our military heroes.
"It's not just my son," military mom Sue Bostic said. "There's mothers, fathers and daughters. They need those pictures back up."
An American flag and Marine Corp flag proudly wave outside Bostic's home. Inside, her dining room table's covered with pictures of her military family. She wanted to share one of her pictures of her son Roy with the world.
"We're proud parents of our son," Bostic said of son Roy. "He gave so much. And I thank God everyday he came home. A lot of them didn't."
Roy Bostic is an Iraq war veteran. He served seven years overseas. So when she found out her area Walmart stores wanted to display pictures of military heroes, she rushed to get one on the wall.
She says Roy's picture was up on the wall for a time. But then the Walls of Honor suddenly came down at two Walmart locations in Charlotte Co.
"I had gone in there a month and a half ago, and the pictures were down," she said.
Since then, she's been trying to find out what happened, especially since another Wall of Honor is up at another store in her area.
"Where are these pictures?" she said. "Why are they missing? Why can't I get an answer on why our military is not being displayed?"
We reached out to Walmart to see what happened.
A rep got back to us right away - explaining the pics were taken down for a remodel and were already back up. That rep says a manager called Bostic to apologize and thank her for her son's service.
Bostic says the remodel at the stores has been done for some time - still she's happy to hear the news about the walls of honor going back up.
For its part, a Walmart rep says the Walls of Honor are up at stores across the country and that they're proud to feature our service members.
Colleen Hogan, reporter