Mrs. Wilson wanted a unique monument that celebrated her son’s life. She was very proud of his work on helicopters. That became the prominent design theme for the monument. The stippled accents were to add contrast and interest to the overall design. The personalization on the back with his signature, his picture with his daughter, and his hobbies of interests was just to tell more of his story in a more literal way. Mrs. Wilson loves the monument and the story it tells.