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Your Key to Applied Heritage: 
Showcasing our Clay County, our St Johns River,
our Florida, and our American Heritage --- One-Tribute-At-A-Time   


Thank you to the groups and individuals who have supported this project: by way of phone calls, sent messages, and/or written a letter of support. 


Gary Newman, President

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #1059.

P.O. Box 626 Orange Park, FL 32067-0626

QUESTIONS OR TO GET INVOLVED:

CHAIR Gary Newman - Vietnam Veterans of America - 904-598-4311
John Bowles - Clay County Historical Society - 904-525-9744
Art Yeaman - Heritage Guides - 904-449-4607
Deb Mueller - Teen Court - 904-284-6302 
Gayward Hendry - Marine Corps League - 904-673-8892

CLAY COUNTY FALLEN WARRIORS MONUMENT PROJECT

CLAY COUNTY FALLEN WARRIORS MONUMENT  and BRICK ADOPTION  PROJECT

The TAPS team meets each month.  The default meeting date and time is the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm - Teen Court (915 Walnut St. GCS).  

CLAY COUNTY FALLEN WARRIORS MONUMENT PROJECT

LOCATION:  Clay County Historical Triangle (aka "Veterans Triangle", 915 Walnut St. Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.  Therefore, on July 7, 2015 we submitted a letter of intent the Clay County manager requesting approval. On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 we presented the project to the Clay County Board of Commissioners and received immediate, unanimous, approval. 


We are NOT requesting taxpayers funds to erect the monument.  
We fully intend to fund the creation and maintenance of the actual monument via the private sector by way of Donations and a

Brick-Adoption Program and community service projects.

Our Fallen Warriors answered the call to duty, they made the ultimate sacrifice - they paid the price for our liberty and freedom.  It is now time for us to pay the price - Lest-We-Forget!


Why this monument?  

Let me describe the symbolism of this particular sculpture.  Perhaps that will explain why the design was chosen. 


The monument it self will sit on a 5' square black marble base.  The names of our Clay County fallen warriors, by each war will be inscribed on the sides of the base; space will be provided for future fallen warriors. 


The three rifles sit on a triangle shaped piece, to represent the folded flag which is presented by a military official to the closest surviving family member.  In the center is a Bugle that represents the Civil war era.  You will notice that the barrels of each rifle face down which represents those who are casualties.  There are three rifles: a Springfield rifle which is the type used during World War I,  an M-1 rifle which is the type used during World War !! and the Korean War, and an M-16 rifle which is the type used during the Vietnam war and all other wars and conflicts up to the present.  

A helmet rests upon the three rifles as a symbol of forever protecting our fallen heroes. 

This memorial will be the only one of its design and symbolism in Clay County.  It will be located in a place of solitude where all can come and reflect in peace.  

Gary Newman, Committee Chairman