BATTLE OF THE BULGE MONUMENT
The monument is 6ft. high and 5 feet wide, weighing 2800 pounds.
It is located at:
Presidio Park facing the City Hall and Federal Bldg in Tucson, AZ.
Southern Arizona Chapter #53 VBOB dedicated this monument on
May 30 2003.
Chapter President John Westover headed up the project.
National President Lou Cunningham oversaw the dedication.
What a beautiful monument!
The chapter #53 VBOB are very proud of it.
Per Mr. George W. McGee;
President, Chapter 53 VBOB - Southern Arizona:
"A lot of work went into the project, and we give so much thanks to the chapter president at that time, John Westover, for all the work he did.
Mr. Westover designed the original sketch,
and then had an artist finish it.
The monument was built in Tucson.
The monument was funded entirely by donations by members of Chapter 53,
of which there were approximately 65 members at that time.
We have presently about 50 members."
Mr. Westover passed away in June of 2005.
Mr. George W. McGee was nominated and elected to the office soon after.
Last year, Mr. McGee had photos of the front and back enlarged to poster size.
He then made a plywood replica about four feet high that will now be included in their Veterans Day parade each year.
They had it mounted in an open army trailer behind a 1943 Jeep that had been restored by one of their members.
They are proud that they received the,
"MOST OUTSTANDING VETERANS AWARD" in last November's parade out of 400 entries!
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