Vietnam Veterans Memorial Becomes a Reality
The November 11th dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorials in Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park was a triumphant affirmation that plans were moving along as the unveiling of their first planned theater of war was celebrated.
A Unique Design using Multiple Sizes of PG Certified® Granite
Led by memorial chairman, Bob Silmser in its development, the purpose of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is to honor those who gave their lives in Vietnam from Hillsborough County. The memorial features several unique components, including 2 full size helicopters, a UH-1 Huey and an AH-IF Cobra, mounted on pedestals. In addition, the pedestal contains various sizes of plaques purchased by family members to honor their loved ones. This symbolic action is ongoing and added to each year.
The Art of Battle
The center monument stands 6′ high, 12′ wide and 6″ thick. It is CNC machined to fit together as a curved monument and is built from solid black granite with the names of 153 officers inscribed on its face. The back side of the monument features a PGHD® laser etched mural depicting Vietnam battle scenes. The artwork was created by Timothy Lawn currently serving the United States Army Reserve, with the Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida.
Honoring our Women
In tandem with the feature wall, a separate memorial has been built to honor the nurses whom served in Vietnam. Built from solid black granite it stands 4′ high, 4′ wide and 8″ thick, the monument features PGHG® laser etched replica of the bronze Vietnam Nurses statue designed by Glenna Goodacre, that is found in Washington, DC.
Download the Vietnam Veterans Memorial PDF
What our clients had to say…
My relationship with Picture This On Granite has been extraordinary to say the least…Our committee members and Vietnam Veterans in the Tampa Bay area are extremely happy with the results of our Monuments and welcome everyone to visit them when in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Thank you to everyone at Picture This On Granite for the wonderful work you did on our Vietnam Memorial. You guys are amazing.
– Bob Silmser, Hillsborough County, Florida