When Joe Skrivan, a Navy veteran, decided he wanted a place in his hometown of Bloomfield, Ne, to honor all veterans who have served, he set his ideas in stone. Literally, in granite.
The black, granite walls- with the names of approximately 1,450 veterans from the Bloomfield district etched in them- would be emplaced in a circular pattern, waiting for the walls to be erected. The stone walls would encompass the statue that faces them, that of a kneeling soldier. This was the vision in his mind’s eye.
By Garriann Edholm, Tammy Schindler & Mathew Baker
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