This recently completed sculpture Remembering the Fallen will be installed at Fremont, Nebraska Veterans Memorial Park in May 2018. The life size bronze sculpture depicts a modern day soldier (in particular a US Marine during the early to mid- 2000’s) holding a folded U.S. flag and was designed to reflect the city’s unique way of remembering our fallen soldiers. Every year “Avenue of Flags” (a local organization in Fremont) lines up hundreds of U.S. flags along Military Ave. to honor those who served. The event is held every year on Memorial Day, Flag day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day. These flags are significant because each of them has been, at one point, draped over the casket of a veteran and each one therefore represents a veteran who served through many different American wars. It is a patriotic and unique way that the city honors our veterans.
Fremont’s Veterans Memorial Park will be located along Military Ave and construction is expected to be completed in the next few months. The park was designed by West Point Monument and I was commissioned to create the bronze sculpture that will help connect the Avenue of Flags ceremonies and the new Veterans Memorial park.