Battleship Adds New Memorial Aimed at Every Veteran

It’s simple, unadorned nature displays the raw material that is the beginning for every Veteran in the country.  Every man and woman who signs on the dotted line to serve the country in the military, no matter which branch, takes the oath to defend the nation.

‘The Recruit’ is aimed at honoring that simple, yet pivotal moment for those who signed up, and their families that watched as they did it.  It is set to be dedicated at Battleship Memorial Park on July 2nd.

The monument was designed by Mobile sculptor Casey Downing, who also designed the Fallen Heroes Memorial.  The bronze castings were poured at Fairhope Foundry by Downing’s close collaborator Corey Swindle.  How is all that done? And what does ‘lost wax’ mean?  Take a look at our story as it aired on News 5.

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