Montana Vetern's Memorial- "The Place of Honor" - Great Falls MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ZenPanda
N 47° 31.038 W 111° 15.432
12T E 480635 N 5262684
Quick Description: Located in nice area overlooking the Missouri river. This is a memorial to all Montana veterans with plaques on the wall dedicated by friends and family of veterans.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2007 1:15:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM19W3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 82

Long Description:
The Memorial is a wall 50 feet in diameter and approximately 5 feet in height. Surrounding the circular wall is a curved Wall of about 100 feet.
The inside face of the wall has from the base upward a 22 degree slope and on the face of the wall the individual Black Marble Tiles honoring Veterans are installed. The outside wall is vertical and has individual Black Marble Tiles honoring veterans.
The outside face is covered in Native Sandstone. Large bronze service plaques is installed on this surface. The twelve-foot Warrior Angel mounted atop the pedestal is designed by local artist Marvin Brewster. The Warrior Angel cast in bronze is located in the center of the Memorial. The Warrior Angel's left arm is extended allowing five Doves of Peace to fly away representing the five branches of the service and in its right hand will be holding five dog tags signifying deceased veterans. A sheathed Sword by his side symbolizes keeping the Peace.
A Freedom Walk of marbleized cement extends from the extreme west of the Memorial location and surrounds the east side of the Memorial Wall ending at the entrance to the Memorial.
Adjacent to the walkway, a blacktop parking area, accommodates 50 vehicles with handicap parking.
An eight foot pedestal with a bronze plaque featuring the names of Montana's Congressional Medal of Honor recipients is on permanent display
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Al Montana Veterans

Marker Text:
A Place of Honr

Date of dedication: 29 May 2006

Who Put it Here?: The Montana Veterans Memorial Association

Description of Memorial:
The large angel statue is hard to miss. This memorial is the only one of it's kind in North-Central Montana.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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