Life-Size Bronze Statues Honoring Women Veterans Installed at New Monument 2017
The much-anticipated life-size, one-of-a-kind bronze statues representing women veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have served since WWI were installed at the newly-constructed Women Veterans Monument at Veterans Memorial Park in Las Cruces, NM on Dec. 20, 2017. The realistic figures, which took more than one-year to create, represent branches of the military during various eras and are the focal point of the monument. The Women Veterans Monument will be officially unveiled at a formal dedication tentatively scheduled for March 10, 2018.
The statues were designed and created by artist Matt Glenn, owner of Big Statues in Provo, UT. “We entrusted Matt to create beautiful commemorative sculptures with all the small details that are unique to military women,” said Karen Woods, President of the United Military Women of the Southwest The Women Veterans Monument is a collaborative project funded by The City of Las Cruces and The United Military Women of the Southwest.
Veterans Memorial Park is located at 2651 Roadrunner Parkway. For additional information about the Women Veterans Monument, call 575/541-2550. Visit the City of Las Cruces parks website at: http://www.las-cruces.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/parks