Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Mexico VII

As promised in the last post from Springer (scroll back one post if you missed it) here are a few more pictures from this memorial.

I opened the last post with a picture of a bench/sign carved from a large log and the pictures today are also of wood, carved from a single tree trunk by the same artist.

The inside of the split branch contains two plaques. The first, pictured here is a dedication to all from the area who served in the listed wars. The second, not shown, is info about who sponsored the site etc.

You can see that this plaque has had some wear. It depicts an eagles head, a starred banner, a dedication to all veterans and a list of the wars in which they participated. It only goes back to WWI because New Mexico did not become a state until 1912, so the first war her citizens could participate was WWI.

On several other surfaces on the tree trunk are various inscriptions and pictures.

For anyone who may not know, the bottom flag is the New  Mexico state flag.

There is one additional wooden component but I will leave that until a future posting.

Next time, we will move on to New York , so join me there at 9:00am on the 22nd.

To see additional memorials from New Mexico, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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