Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bearing the Flag...

Cherokee, North Carolina

The inscription, just in front of the eagle's wings reads: "In memory of all our men and women's service to our great nation", and on his head is the well-known POW-MIA symbol with the words: "You are not forgotten".




17 comments:

onespoiledcat said...

WOW....that's a BEARY eye-catching use of the flag isn't it?! A nice memorial to our heroes though.

Pam (and Sam)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love these statues. In Tucson, there were several like this...only horses. They're all so unique and captivating, I think.

Dianna said...

Wow - where is this?

Susan said...

Interesting find. Wonder if it's a stand alone or if it's one of those town projects with uniquely painted bears all over the place. They did that once with little fake lighthouses in this vicinity. I rather hope this is a "oner" rather than a whole bunch-that just seems kind of weird to me.
This would also make a funky addition to Mural Monday.

Cheryl Lewis said...

When I visited my family in Minnesota awhile back, there were Snoopy houses all around town! I love seeing the variety of artistic expression...

Love this shot! :)
Cheryl

Nancy Claeys said...

So creative and colorful. Love it. :)

Jan n Jer said...

Very nice!

TexWisGirl said...

what a great tribute.

Jann Olson said...

This picture says 1000 words! Love it!
Now a new follower.
Hugs,
Jann

Betty Manousos said...

that is very impressive!

love it:)

xo

Daniel LaFrance said...

While many institutions don't always reach the audience they once did. Approaches such as this are a breath of fresh air.

When I lived in Toronto, they had several life size Moose painted to suit different themes.

Very cool!

Red said...

Powerful statement made in an interesting fashion.

NixBlog said...

A great tribute...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a unique tribute Linda, love your title.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

What a cool find and capture Linda! You find the moxt interesting things :)

gtyyup said...

That is very good!!

Rita said...

Love this. I get giddy when I can capture something as wonderful as this.

This is so right in many ways.