Words from War – The Newest Addition to Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary

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4th of July is this Sunday and is a great time to check out the newest addition to Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary, “Words from War”. The Next Generation Veterans of Vero Beach’s have spent the last 2+ years working to raise $300,000 to have this monument commissioned by renowned sculptor, Ross Power. This powerful piece stands more than 9 feet tall and 18 feet in diameter and is made with over 48,000 pounds of precision cast concrete used to replicate T-Walls, the symbol of safety known by all desert combat veterans. Forty-eight words that were carefully chosen from deeply personal and emotional interviews between Ross and Iraq/Afghanistan combat veterans are boldly cast into the three monolithic walls.

Where: Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary – 100 Dahlia Ln, Vero Beach, FL, 32963

Hours: 7am-10pm

Admission: Free

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