Monument Production

We have defined three categories of production. First is resources for the production of the Laser Image panels artwork and their installation capabilities along with product guarantees, Second will be the selection of local Contractors for the building of the base elements and adjacent walkways. Third the landscaping design and placement to be done by area contractor.

The Laser Imaging phase has been estimated and artwork is being selected to develop mock-ups for PR, website and promotional use. The production of the monument base is being presented to local contractors for pricing.

The design look will be a combination of a Lannon Stone Base with the laser panels centered and placed within the Lannon Stone upper cap, endcaps and base risers. Final drawings and detail are in work for the first World War 2 Monument, consisting of 16 panels. The design will be either a two-sided 8 panels per side unit or 38 ft. Or a one sided 16 panel long design of 70 ft.

To provide a better idea of the finished product the below images of other monuments are provided to show the Lannon Stone base and end-cap element and the expanded multi-panel impact which would be trimmed with the Lannon Stone. Entryway and lead in planters will also be worked into the design as again depicted in images below.

Iwo Jima Memorial Midwest Project, Inc.

Press Release

July 27, 2020 ----Racine, WI

The Iwo Jima Memorial Midwest Project has temporarily put the promotion of the Memorial Statue fundraising on hold until this coming Fall. The Project will still be located at Pritchard Park in Racine, WI. with some modifications.                                                                      

The Project was launched on the 23rd of February, the 75th Anniversary of the flag-raising. “Within the next ten days the Covid pandemic hit. We realized that people would be suffering loss of income, jobs and businesses. Everyone’s priorities have shifted. Potential Corporate sponsors advised us that donation commitments would be delayed.” said John Capriotti, Project Director.

The Project will re-launch in late October, 2020 with a new unique fundraising offer. “Donors can opt to receive a free gift-with-donation. Based on the amount donated, they can receive free IJMM embroidered Jackets, Polo's, Sweatshirts, Collector Posters, Mugs, T-Shirts and other unique items being added soon.”  said Capriotti. Special Corporate Donation packages and Commemorative Bricks will be available.

IJMM is revising the size, design and expense of the Iwo Jima/WW2 Monument and devising phases to add additional smaller monuments for Korea/Vietnam, and Iraq/Afghanistan. Instead of a single statue, each monument will be comprised of a combination of bronze statues and large Laser-Etched granite panels featuring renowned Combat Artist‘s work of the various conflicts. Designs are in process for the first phase Iwo Jima/WW2 combined memorial.

The objective of providing a memorable, attractive and educational monument will still be reached by the collective group of three  Memorials creating a “Veterans Walk” at Pritchard Park. Each will be built through separate fundraising efforts, one after another.

“During our revision stage the IJMM team is urging potential donors to shift contributions to Veteran aide and support groups actively responding to the needs and services of veterans’ and their families during this pandemic; Notable organizations are the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin, and the Veterans Center-Legacy Museum in Racine” said Nicholas Fasulo a Project Official.

Extending the program to include other Memorials, over time, signifies Racine County resident’s commitment to preserve and honor all their Military Veterans.  Many of whom paid the ultimate price to protect our freedoms.