Thursday, August 29, 2013

World War II Memorial

"United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God's help, go forward to our greatest victory." 
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1944)

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In a small, mountain town, there is a beautiful memorial honoring the citizens of Burke County, North Carolina who served in World War II.  This memorial was dedicated on Veteran's Day 2005.  I am proud to say that our family was there at the dedication service.  When Brendan was playing in the NC State Little League tournament, we revisited this park, and I was able to photograph the memorial.

Alex Hallmark, my husband's uncle, was commissioned to design the memorial park and to create the amazing bronze sculptures which "portray the nation that went to war and the effects it had on the Citizenry".  These sculptures are truly amazing!


INDUCTEE


inductee stomp

GRANDFATHER AND CHILD

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AIRMAN

airman stomp

POLICEMAN

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SOLDIER

soldier stomp

TEXTILE WORKER

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U.S. COAST GUARD

Coast Guard stomp

ARMY NURSE

army nurse web

THE WELDER

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WOUNDED MARINE

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"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
- John F. Kennedy


memorial web

3 comments:

Alex Hallmark said...

What a lovely and kind post. But I am most impressed with Corey's photography. I should hire her as my photographer.

Thanks, again,

Alex Hallmark

likeschocolate said...

Amazing!

crobl005 said...

Nice collection of pictures, they really touched me, pray to God for our soldiers =)

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