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Veterans Park
Buffalo, NY

2015 Photos

Purple Heart Monument


Purple Heart Monument


Purple Heart Monument






Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument


Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument





AMVETS Pearl Harbor Monument


AMVETS Pearl Harbor Monument


AMVETS Pearl Harbor Monument


AMVETS Pearl Harbor Monument




Poland's Contribution in the Second World War



Poland's Contribution in the Second World War

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Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War


Poland's Contribution in the Second World War




World War Two Merchant Marine Seamen Monument


World War Two Merchant Marine Seamen Monument



World War Two Merchant Marine Seamen Monument


World War Two Merchant Marine Seamen Monument




Special Marine Corps Units of WWII


Special Marine Corps Units of WWII


Special Marine Corps Units of WWII


Special Marine Corps Units of WWII




Buffalo's Union Army Irish Regiment


Buffalo's Union Army Irish Regiment



Buffalo's Union Army Irish Regiment


Buffalo's Union Army Irish Regiment


Buffalo's Union Army Irish Regiment


Buffalo's Union Army Irish Regiment


Buffalo's Union Army Irish Regiment




Korean War Memorial


Korean War Memorial


Korean War Memorial


Korean War Memorial


Korean War Memorial




USS Grenadier Memorial






Rust Bucket Brigade Monument


Rust Bucket Brigade Monument


Rust Bucket Brigade Monument




Post-2011 Monument


Post-2011 Monument


Post-2011 Monument


Post-2011 Monument



2013 Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"

The Memorial Sculpture

Whenever a serviceman or woman dies in the line of duty, it is customary to arrange their Boots, Rifle, and Helmet as depicted in the picture of the monument.

This arrangement is called the Battlefield Cross, Battle Cross or the Fallen Soldier Cross. The Battlefield Cross symbolizes a fallen warrior or hero. The rifle pointing downwards into the ground is a memorial of a soldier killed in action. The rifle is capped with a helmet and perhaps dog tags, and at the bottom, a pair of combat boots to represent the last march of the battle. These three items are essential gear for all service members, now the service member has no further need for them.

A life size lone infantryman accompanied by a female war comrade is reverently kneeling in front of the Fallen Soldier Cross paying his last tribute to a comrade. The 2 bronze sculptures sit atop of a black granite ellipse which symbolizes eternity. The outer edge of the ellipse has 22 engraved flags; the United States of America (USA) flag and  21 Latin American flags from the Western Hemisphere where most Hispanic-American Veterans trace their Spanish Speaking ethnicity and races (roots).

Underneath the ellipse is a black octagon shaped granite with an engraved phrase saying “In gratitude to all Hispanic-American Veterans for their service.”  On the opposite side are the 5 engraved emblems of all the Armed Forces: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. A Tri-Sided Glass/Metal Panel will display the listings of Contributors, Committee Members and Credits but will primarily serve as an educational graphic display. 5 benches will surround the site allowing time for respite and reflection. The ground will be adorned with 460 personalized engraved brick pavers. This will allow public and private participation in the process of “leaving a legacy”. 

Specifications

The “Fallen Soldier” sculpture is life-size and life-like in every detail.  It is cast in American bronze. In its standard form the sculpture measures 45” tall including the bronze base and the base measures 18’ wide x 22” from front to back x 7” tall. The weight is approximately 150 pounds.

The patina (coloration) is a traditional chocolate brown (also known as statuary brown). Four mounting nuts are welded in each corner under the base of the sculpture for secure and permanent installation on the granite base. This is a classic quality state and built to last for hundreds of years.

The infantry soldier sculpture is a life-like infantry female soldier accompanied by a bronze male comrade kneeling down reflecting and paying homage to a fellow soldier. The statue measures 35” tall x 33 long x 24 wide.

The area is covered by pavers. Inscribed pavers memorialize the men and women who have served our country and are now deceased. The public is able to pay tribute to our American spirit and immortalize their family or friends by sponsoring a memorial brick in the Walkway.

- Hispanic Heritage Council (online Jan. 2015)

2013 Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"

2014 Photos


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"- Nurse


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"- Comrade


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"- Traditional marker for a fallen soldier


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"-


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"-


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"-


Hispanic American Monument:"Fallen Soldier"-


Photos and their arrangement 2007, 2014, 2015 Chuck LaChiusa
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