Monuments Laser Etched Design

The Project will fund-raise for three Monuments one at a time. The first will be WWII, one side’s art the Pacific Campaign, the other side the European Campaign. Then Korea/Vietnam and Desert Storm-Iraq/Afghanistan. Once all three are completed the final design will form a Veterans Memorial Walk.

Vietnam K-9 Memorial Wall South Lyon, MI

The Monuments Design will consist of a two sided display on a 2 foot cement base, faced with Lannon stone, that holds eight 4×8 feet high Black Granite Laser etched panels, 1.5 thick. Total length of the memorial will be roughly 36 feet.

Each panel will feature large battle scene artwork from the era of the Monument.  The Project has obtained permissions from nine nationally  renowned US and British Combat Artists, or their Estates, to utilize their artwork.

The Racine Veterans Memorial Walk (RVMW) Team has worked over a year researching new monuments and laser image Veterans designs. Contacts with major laser imaging monument production companies is ongoing. Numerous existing Veterans groups provided us guidance and construction documents and photographs.

Two to three final design options were reviewed and replicating the basic design of the Springboro, OH Veterans memorial, with adjustments to size and layout, determined our final selection. Below are photographs of Springboro and other Laser monuments for reference. Selection of art, which is in process, will provide graphic depictions of the first WWII monument.

Reedsburg, WI Veterans Memorial

The following examples of Veterans Laser monuments are provided for reference. The RVMW design will combine various aspects of these monuments to create the final memorial.  It will be the first to feature Combat Art vs photograph collages.

The RVMW WWII Memorial will consist of 8 panels on both sides of the monument for a total length of 36 feet with Lannon stone covered base.

Figures being placed on base

Laser Imaging on Black Granite Process

Experience the advanced, unique, quality production process used for our laser etched panels.

Imagine that with the Combat Art the RVMW has been approved to use!

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.