"It's so important," Jones said Saturday following the dedication ceremony for the Charles B. Hall Memorial in front of Brazil City Hall.
Jones is the youngest of Hall's children and lives in Oklahoma City, Okla.
"This was a chance for me to come to his hometown," Jones said. "I'd never been here. It's a lovely town."
A reception took place prior to the dedication with members of the Jackson Township Community Band and Brazil Concert Band entertaining guests.
At 1 p.m., Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw introduced emcee David Wire, who then asked Berea Christian Church Minister Tom Hess to the podium for the invocation.
Wire then introduced the speakers at the event, which included keynote speaker Ret. Major Gen. Dorian Trent Anderson.
"Today is a great day," Anderson said. "Brazil and the Clay County community decided to honor one of their own."
Calling Hall a "hero and inspiration," Anderson said the efforts set forth by the Charles B. Hall Foundation were "Herculean."
"This memorial is a reminder that we are expected to be better," Anderson said. "We are not victims. We are victorious."
Alex Huskey, Supt. Of Indiana State Excise Police, spoke on behalf of Gov. Mitch Daniels.
"This day serves as an inspiration for us all," Huskey said. "Brazil, Indiana, and the citizens of Indiana stand in resolve that we will not forget where we came from."
Following the unveiling of the monument, Hall's son, Charles T. Hall, spoke.
"We as a family appreciate this community," he said.
Jones echoed Charles T. Hall's sentiments.
"This is a humbling experience," she said. "I'm proud."
Charles B. Hall was a member of the Tuskegee Airman and was the first African-American to shoot down a German fighter plane during World War II.
On Saturday, Ted Englehart, who helped spearhead the foundation's efforts and went to school with Charles B. Hall, talked a little about the history of the Tuskegee Airman and Hall.
Someone else could have been the first pilot," Englehart said, "but Charles Hall was that first pilot."