Soldier - Irving, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 55.140 W 096° 53.763
14S E 696739 N 3644270
Quick Description: Old soldier sits on a bench in Liberty Plaza.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2020 10:55:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM138RK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 6

Long Description:
Poppies Waymark

"This life-sized bronze sculpture is also a World War II memorial. On a granite bench engraved "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY," an elderly war veteran sits in deep thought. He is leaning on a cane with both hands, which are also holding some poppies and a small American flag. His brow is furrowed and you can feel the thoughts and memories which fill his head.

He is dressed in his uniform, with a cap showing 9183 and an insignia. His long coat, which is across his shoulders flows out behind him across the bench - a nice sculptured technique. A small bronze plaque reads:

By Sandy Proctor
Purchased by Dr. Glen Ashmore
Partnering with
Edmond Visual Arts Commission
Dedicated April 2004

NOTE: Engraved into the veteran's coat, the artist's name is shown as "W. Stanley Proctor" while the plaque indicates the artist is Sandy Proctor. This sculpture is 8 out of a run of 30."

Looks to me like a soldier mourning his lost companions at a Veteran's Day celebration in Liberty Plaza.

Location description: Liberty Plaza

Statue's Subject: Poppies

Artist: Sandy Proctor

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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