It has been 10 years since the start of the Iraq War. Let's think of all of those who served in Iraq and also the HEROES who did not make it home.
FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
Iraq War Monument for Cape Coral, FL, Eco Park.
We are a non-profit organization of veterans with a common goal for our fellow veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Our mission is to build a monument to honor all of the veterans of the Iraq War 2003-2011.
Eco Park has a number of monuments for various wars in U.S. history.
Ours will be the first of the 21st century and the FIRST national monument honoring all military branches.
We will be fundraising through Cape Coral Community Foundation. To make a donation, go to this link:
For those who would like to make a donation to the monument by check or money order, here is the address:
Cape Coral Community Foundation
(reference: The Iraq Monument)
4729 Vincennes Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Thank you in advance.
Here is a link to my Photobucket with all of the monument pictures. The "empty" spot is the location where this monument will be placed.
Here is a link to the Facebook Monument page. Please Like & Share this page with family and friends. Thank you for spreading the word.
This monument will be a valuable history lesson for Cape Coral, FL school children from grades 6-12. They are going to draw designs of what the Iraq war meant to them, in order to create a sculpture from those concepts. We believe they best represent who should give their input as to how future generations will look back and reflect upon what Iraq Veterans meant to our country.
The kids will have a deadline of April 1, 2013 to submit their entries. These enteries will be voted upon by VFW Post 8463 in Cape Coral. There will be from 2 to 5 entries that the Iraq War Veterans Committee will choose from and ultimately deem one as the final winning design.
We are in the tentative planning stages in the hopes of obtaining and purchasing the last surviving artifact from Ground Zero from the World Trade Center: a piece of undamaged original slurry wall that was removed from underground to make room for the construction of all new subway rails leading into today's rebuilt Trade Center Complex, scheduled to open later this year.
There will only be 11 (representing 9/11) sculpted sections ultimately completed and transported throughout the U.S., with only one allowed for any prospective state. We want Florida to have its only one here in Cape Coral for our monument.
At this time, this idea is still being negotiated and has not been finalized. Once a legalized agreement between parties has been reached, we will then be able to proceed with this unique aspect of the monument.
Click the link below to see photos of each of the sections that will eventually be sculpted, one of which we now seek to be THE symbol and centerpiece of our monument.
Once the winning design has been chosen, the sculptor will choose the appropriate concrete section that will work best to sculpt from. At this time the design contest is just about to begin. We will need to know what the concept will be before a piece can be chosen that will work best for the sculpture.
This is the poster we will be using to promote the design campaign to the children in both middle and high schools throughout Cape Coral.
The deadline for them to turn in all of their designs is April 1, 2013, after which we will choose the winning concept.