The memorial was built as a project by the television show Extreme Makeovers Home Edition as one of several projects they have undertaken on the Coast. Work crews constructed the memorial in only five days and was completed 2/16/06. The memorial consists of a mosaic wave, symbolizing Katrina’s storm surge, and a black wall with a glass case filled with personal art from Katrina victims. The project including re-landscaping and new sidewalks at the Town Green, which now sits like an oasis of green in the center of downtown at the beach highway. The granite on top of the black wall is the water height during Katrina.