Media Press Kit

The below documents, photographs and videos are provided to assist Media outlets in the development of their stories on the Racine Veterans Memorial Walk (RVMW) project. Additional Historical photos and video links are provided for reference to the various Wars. More specific category detail can be found under the “About the Memorial” tab drop down menu. The Project Overview details key elements of the Memorials designs and objectives. Inclusive of the RVMW program is identifying the strong Racine County local Veterans dedication to preserving the memories of our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen through their “Living Memorial Floats”. 

The RVMW project, being relaunched from the original IJMM Project in the Summer of 2021, is a multi-memorial, long term four-year fundraiser. The IJMM Project Overview video is included to provide a point of reference from the original Memorial concept of one statue to what now is a multi-unit, all Veteran Memorial Walk. For the most current status updates and project management interviews and quotes please contact.
Wire Service Press Release

John Capriotti
Project Director
jmcapriotti@yahoo.com
414 331-4757

Overview/Promo Materials

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RVMW Project Overview Doc

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2021 RVMW Press Release

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RVMW Video

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2020 IJMM Update Press Release Doc

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WI State Charitable Org. Certificate

Monuments Design

RVMW monuments will consist of large 4×8 ft. Laser etched panels of combat art pertinent to that war campaign. These will be encased in a Lannon stone base and endcaps. Final art designs are in process. More detail under the Monuments Laser etched design tab. The below group of existing Veterans monuments , if combined in design, provide an insight to our designs. The RVMW will be the first laser etched Veterans monument in the country to utilize combat art as opposed to photographic collages.

Monument Art

Some Monument Artwork examples. All art designs are “work-in-progress:” for final application to all the various war campaigns monuments. Any use of artwork clips in the media must provide the Artists name credit in print or video usage. Artist bios and links are provided under the Artist Bio tab.

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.