KS Bicentennial Windows -- N entrance KS State Capitol, Topeka KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 39° 02.911 W 095° 40.675
15S E 268255 N 4325574
Quick Description: These two windows were donated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to all Kansans. They are installed over the north entrance doors to the State Capitol building in 1976.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2013 4:27:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMGTRB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Two beautiful patriotic windows by glass artist Patrick McKinney were commissioned by the Department of Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars, and presented to the People of Kansas on 4 July 1976, the bicentennial of the American Revolution.

The window on the right shows a member of the famous "Green Mountain Boys" militia, a US Army officer leading an advance, and a patriot volunteer.

In the center of the window, twice as large as the other figures, stands General George Washington. The backdrop is an exploding volcano, alluding to the welling-up and final explosion of frustration with Great Britain that set off the American Revolution. It also may allude to the explosion of pride and patriotism that motivated men and women to join the cause and fight for liberty.

The sky is composed of two Colonial-era American flags, whose corners are gathered at the volcano's firey mouth.

The window on the right is a similar scene with a figures in the foreground and a volcano in the background.

This time the central figure is of an American soldier in uniform. He is flanked by an older veteran, a military member leading a charge in battle, and a young man who will be a veteran in the future.

The volcano is topped with the VFW crest and more fire, with American Flags gathered at the center. This time Blasterz think the volcano signifies the eruption of patriotism that motivates men and women to join the Armed forces.

Mama and Dadddy Blaster are BOTH Navy veterans of the Persian Gulf War, so these windows had special meaning for us.
Type of building where window is located: Government Building

10th and Jackson St
Topeka, KS

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Mon-Fri

Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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