"Reflections of the Past" Come to Life
On Veterans' Memorial
by: Bobby McDonald
A beautiful scene that is reflective of the past is unfolding today on the Hopkins County Veterans' Memorial, as sculptor, Eliseo Garcia, is hard at work on the downtown square. Garcia, of Dallas, is engraving a beautiful tapestry in the stone of the Sulphur Springs Train Depot, that would have been the mode of travel that most WWI and WWII soldiers would have left Hopkins County, for duty. Subsequently, this would have been the "dream" they carried with them of loved ones telling them good-bye, and greeting them when they returned as "war hardened" soldiers.
Garcia first drew the scene in charcoal and is now working on the engraving portion of making the image permanent. "It's going to be a beautiful addition to the Hopkins County Veterans' Memorial," explained Veterans' Memorial Committee Member, W.T. "Tommy" Allison, as he explained the scene on Thursday. "We wanted it to be something that would reflect a local scene depicted in the lives of these men and women who sacrificed so much for everyone here in Hopkins County, and we think that Eliseo has captured the essence of the image that was carried in the hearts of Hopkins County soldiers, as they served the people of Hopkins County!"
Make you way to the downtown square and watch as the beautiful scene unfolds, and make certain that you come for a look when the depiction is finished!