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MEMORIAL WALL CLOSEUP

MEMORIAL WALL CLOSEUP

Honoring Citizens of Irving Who Gave Their Lives in Service to our Country

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose...is the path of surrender, or submission.
-President John F. Kennedy
October 22, 1962

WWI

Earl G. Conaway ~ Noah R. Story

WWII

Glen W. Austin ~ Robert M. Barren ~ Charles F. Barton ~ Frank N. Broach, Jr. ~ James B. Candy
Bobbie C. Canon ~ Marvin A. Carlisle ~ Glen L. Collett ~ W. Fred Cox ~ Ernest B. Cribbs
Harry C. Crump, Jr. ~ Walter P. Crump ~ Harold C. Donaldson ~ William W. Doss ~ Lenox B. Drake, Jr.
William C. Gresham ~ William H. Harris ~ Austin P. Jeter ~ Morgan R. Lyon ~ Joseph H. Mathis
Kenneth McLemore ~ Warren M. Mozley, Jr. ~ Durward L. Oilar ~ Garland H. Palmer
Glen W. Paradise ~ Vernon D. Paradise ~ Albert F. Sain ~ Thomas H. Schmitt ~ Gerald Scott
John W. Simmons, Jr. ~ Milton Strong ~ Alton Walker ~ Virgil D. Williams

KOREAN WAR

Robert A. Churchill ~ Louis C. Stark, Jr.

VIETNAM WAR
Michael P. Aaron ~ Paul H. Abraham ~ John S. Alling, Jr. ~ Robert L. Bone ~ Robert O. Buckner, Jr.
William M. Cain ~ C. Don Champion ~ Gary G. Currier ~ Wilhelm K. Dammer ~ Roger D. Davenport
Joe. R. Dominguez ~ Carl W. Dorries ~ Martin W. Droigk ~ Jerry L. Ervin ~ Terry A. Hale ~ Clarence L. Harlow
Ivan D. Homsley ~ Roger R. Jacks ~ Don Jenkins ~ Jerry W. Jenkins ~ Stephen L. Lane ~ Edward J. LaTour
Paul B. McKinley ~ Herman A. Miller II ~ Thomas G. Modisette ~ Walter L. Moore ~ Jorge L. Nieves
Charles A. Paradise ~ Dennis M. Phillips ~ Don M. Robertson ~ Robert T. Russell II ~ Larry D. Schumacher
Varde W. Smith III ~ Tommy D. Walker ~ Arlon D. Wall, Jr. ~ Steven A. Wessel ~ Albert D. Wester

POST-VIETNAM WARS
M. Ardell Ward, Jr. ~ Linda D. Green ~ Josiah H. Vandertulip ~ Nazario Serrano
J. Adan Garcia ~ Paul T. Sanchez




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WORLD WAR I WALL

WORLD WAR I WALL
This wall is comprised of 4 black granite graphics panels that are each 3' wide for a total of 12'

WORLD WAR II WALL

WORLD WAR II WALL
This wall has 5 black granite graphics panels for a total of 15'

KOREAN WAR WALL

KOREAN WAR WALL
This wall has 4 black granite graphics panels for a total of 12'

VIETNAM WAR WALL

VIETNAM WAR WALL
This wall has 4 black granite graphics panels for a total of 12'

POST VIETNAM WARS WALL

POST VIETNAM WARS WALL
This wall has 4 black granite graphics panels for a total of 12'

9.16.2009

You can visit the Irving Veterans Memorial at 644 Rock Island Road, just east of Irving City Hall and the Central Library. The memorial was built in the two acre park bordered by Irving Blvd., Sowers Road and Rock Island Road.

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The polished black granite panels in the plaza walls are each 3' wide, with the end panels being 8' tall and 4" thick. They weigh in at 1,700 lbs. each.  The photos on the granite are permanently etched into the surface  using a technique that involves a photo process to generate a mask.  The photo is then sandblasted into the stone and color filled with a special coating to bring out the detail.  The lettering and maps are deep-sandblasted into the granite using a stencil cut from a rubberized material.

The panels were then taken to the site and built into the Leuders roughback walls.  This is a Texas limestone that is quarried in Leuders, Texas, which is near Abilene.

The map on the plaza floor is 2" thick flame finished black granite that has been waterjet cut to the shape of the world map and is installed in pieces in a 30" X 30" grid.  Oklahoma flagstone was used to fill in the floor around the map pieces.

The five bronze statues are life size figures of soldiers from the U.S. armed forces.  Each one is historically correct and is placed near the wall whose era they represent.

1 comment:

  1. the granite memorial looks amazing coz of the black colour which looks awesome

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