Although bronze is a superb material to use for monuments and memorials, it often gets stolen and it tarnishes. Sadly, this Veterans War Memorial, located in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, lost its original beauty when it's center bronze plaque got stolen.
June 25 marks the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, often referred to as “The Forgotten War.” The Korean War (June 25th, 1950 to July 27th, 1953) was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), in which a United Nations force dominated by the United States of America intervened to support the South and China intervened to support the North. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War which developed immediately afterwards.
Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.
The Super Bowl is the National Football League's championship game and it is held every year in the United States. It is also one of the most watched broadcasts on American television each year. For this year Super Bowl XLIX, Picture This On Granite is cheering for the New England Patriots.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15.
Today, as we arrived in PG's offices, an interesting email was waiting for us: The USS New York, a warship built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center, was launched. What an amazing tribute! Notice the twin towers on top of the ship to commemorate the WTC.
It is the fifth in a new class of warship designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section.