Those entering the recently opened Colt’s Grill will see a wall dedicated to Prescott human rights activist and hometown hero Kayla Jean Mueller.
A 4-foot by 6-foot frame contains testimonials to Mueller, 26, who was captured, tortured and killed in Syria by ISIS terrorists in February 2015.
The exhibit has a copy of “Remembering Kayla Jean Mueller” from the 314th Congressional Record signed by the
late Sen. John McCain, a personal
letter from McCain, and a personal letter from U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief-Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Also included are two photographs and six quotations from Kayla; a photograph of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey with
parents Marsha and Carl Mueller near
a giclee dedicated to Kayla on display in the Arizona Capitol; and a letter from
the Team Langley that killed the ISIS terrorists who captured and killed Mueller.
The display was authorized by grill owner Brenda Marie. She said when watching the State of the Union address several years ago, she heard the Mueller family tell what they had endured.
“That connected with me as a mother,” she said. “Fast forward to my opening a restaurant in Prescott. I met the Muellers. They were gracious about my idea of a wall dedicated to Kayla. I pray my small tribute will contribute to her honorable cause.”
In early March, Carl Mueller told the Pioneer Press that he had been contacted by author Bill O’Reilly, who with co- author Martin Dugard, has written a book Killing the Killers. A featured segment will tell the Kayla Mueller story. The book will be released May 3.
The restaurant is on the southwest corner of Montezuma and Goodwin streets.