As I’ve written about on previous blog posts, I’m creating the sculptures for American Veterans Park that will have 8 of my bronze statues and 2 large scale aluminum reliefs installed in this beautifully designed veterans park designed to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. I began work on the sculptures the day after I returned from my trip to Europe and have been going non-stop since, now more than half-way completed. I am currently working on, what I believe, will be one of my finest sculptures called Gold Star Wife. She is clutching a folded flag and kneeling at her late husband’s military grave marker. She has just laid down red poppies, which are a symbol of remembrance. On the backside of the grey granite marker will read “One nation under God: The strength of our nation is our military. The strength of our military is our soldiers. The strength of our soldiers is our families. We recognize that no one has given more for our nation than the families of our fallen.” All ten sculptures will be finished and unveiled on Veterans Day 2018.