Creating a monument to honor our military requires dedication, commitment and a team to get it done. It takes an artist willing to spend the time researching, designing and painting. It takes a committed group of individuals to spread the dream and raise the money. And, most importantly, it takes donors like you to make it come true!
The monument was commissioned by the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Association and consists of five 8- by 10-foot oil paintings. Each pays tribute to the men and women of the five branches of the U.S. military: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The three finished paintings (Army, Navy and Coast Guard) are installed in the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. The Marine Corps painting is in progress and the Air Force painting will round out the monument.
The paintings tell the story of each branch and commemorate the sacrifices of all who served. Besides a memorial to our nation's military men and women, the paintings are educational tools to help future generations understand the vital role our military plays in maintaining our freedom and democracy.
Millions of men and women have served. Many were wounded in battle. Many died to keep us free. Thank you for remembering them with your gift to complete this monument. To learn more, click here.