Poppies - Edmond, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 38.278 W 097° 29.185
14S E 637041 N 3944849
Quick Description: This is a captivating sculpture sitting in a peaceful commercial area of Edmond.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2012 12:11:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMFHNN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 8

Long Description:
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.

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Poppies

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Sandy Proctor / W. Stanley Proctor

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 2004

Materials used: Bronze

Location: S.W. 15th Street, West of Railroad tracks

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