The new downtown square plaza awaits the return of the Memorial Soldier
Stature, early Thursday morning.
Memorial Statue Returns to
Downtown, Thursday Morning
by: Bobby McDonald
Moving statue...the statue is transported to the downtown square, via Church Street, as it is returned from
the City Maintenance Yard, Thursday morning.
It was celebration time for a number of local veterans, as they witnessed the return of the Memorial Soldier Statue, Thursday morning, to the downtown area. The statue was being brought to its permanent home, on the northwest corner of the newly constructed downtown plaza. "We'd had the statue stored at the City Maintenance Yard, securely places, and ready for its return once the construction of that area of the square was complete," explained City Construction Supervisor, Russ Nuss. "The 7500 pound statue had to be loaded with a crane, early Thursday morning, brought to the square, and put into place by a crane.
Enjoy these photos of the memorial statue being returned and permanently placed:
four blocks of ice were placed to set the statue in place....
Clayton McGraw, Chairman of the Veterans' Memorial Committee, tosses a
2012 penny beneath the statue "for posterity's sake!"
Members of the Marine Corps League proudly stand before the anchored
statue. They will wax and maintain the statue that they raised funds for
its initial purchase and installation.
Welcome Back, Soldier!!!