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Fallen Soldier Statue
  $4,400.00
 
 
     
   
Fallen Soldier by Richard Rist

Background
Regrettably, the war on terrorism has been a costly war for our men and women in the armed forces. Between Iraq and Afghanistan we have lost over 4,000 Americans and many more wounded. While that number may seem small in the context of past wars, their loss and the loss to their family and community is important.

When a serviceman or woman is lost in the battlefield, it has become customary to arrange their Boots, Rifle and Helmet and the surviving members of their squad will gather around and memorialize their fallen comrades. Some of the troops will pray, others might recall personal stories, but make no mistake, this is a ceremony that is taken very seriously. Every soldier knows the next ceremony might be for them. This arrangement is also known as a Battlefield Cross or a Battle Cross.

Description
We decided that our war memorial statue would recreate the same ceremonial arrangement the soldiers do themselves in the battlefield. We wanted a monument that would make you stop and think for a minute about the real cost of war. We feel this is a fitting and dignified tribute to our troops and a memorial that will keep their memory alive in a permanent way.

To cast this sculpture we used actual military items as models, so the entire sculpture is life-size. It is so life-like you feel like you could pick it up. It is cast in high-quality American bronze using the ancient "lost-wax" method of bronze casting. The patina (coloration) is a traditional chocolate brown. This is a classic quality statue and built to last for hundreds of years. I have seen cheap knock-offs from Thailand that are paper thin and made from very low-grade bronze, so beware. We are currently pursuing copyright infringement.

Measurements: The sculpture measures 44" tall (including the bronze base) and the base is 18" wide and 22" from front to back and 6 3/4" high. However, we can mount this on a larger or smaller base as necessary. The height is 38" tall from the bottom of the boots to the top of the helmet. 

We can also make other modifications as necessary. The rifle can be positioned with the trigger and magazine facing forward or backward and the boots can be positioned with the toes spread at a 45 degree angle. There is also a gun strap on the rifle which we can exclude if you wish.

Plaques: A memorial plaque can be attached to the base. The front of the base will fit a plaque up to 17" wide x 6.5" tall. The cost for a 17" x 6.5" plaque is $475. Metal photos can be added for $90. Other common sizes are 17" x 6 ($450) and 17" x 5" ($375). Many other shapes and sizes are available. Email us for a firm quote. Click here to see more example plaques

Click here for the USA Today Article about this sculpture.


Cost
A lot of time and money goes into the creation of a bronze sculpture like this. However, we created this sculpture because we wanted to make a contribution to our fallen soldiers. We want this piece to be displayed in every VFW, American Legion, park and public square in the country. Therefore, we are pricing this very reasonably and offer discounts for families of fallen soldiers.

A monument sculpture of this kind would normally sell for $10,000 - $15,000. However, our price for this sculpture is only $4400. That includes free shipping anywhere in the lower 48 United States. If you are a family member of someone lost in war we will reduce the price to $3900. We also include as family members the same military unit where the fallen soldier served. (click here for more information)

About the Artist

This sculpture was designed by Richard Rist. Mr. Rist is the owner of The Large Art Company and a proud veteran of the US Navy. He is a member of the American Legion and a life-member of the VFW. He comes from a long line of military veterans. His grandfather, father and three uncles were all veterans and his brother James Rist served with the US Army in operation Desert Storm. He takes great pride that this sculpture has been used to pay tribute to so many fallen heroes.

To order
Please call us toll free at (800) 785-4278 to reserve one of these for you. These are made one at a time. A new piece will take about 2-4 weeks although we generally keep at least one available. We can ship to most areas of the country within a week.

We accept most forms of payment including credit cards, checks or government purchase orders. We are a certified US Government contractor to streamline federal agency purchases.

Installation
There are many options to display this sculpture. This sculpture is cast from high quality bronze and with minimal care it is built to last for hundreds of years indoors or out.

Indoors it could be placed on the floor as it is, or elevated on a table or pedestal. We also offer nice bronze plaques that can be affixed to the base. Call or email us for additional information.

Outdoors it could be displayed in a number of ways. An inexpensive yet elegant display would be to build a concrete pedestal slightly larger than the base and about 3 feet tall. It could then be mounted onto the pedestal using simple lag bolts that attach under the sculpture and out of view. Again we can make a handsome bronze plaque with the wording of your choice. It could also be used as a part of a larger display or as a grave marker. We can provide you with very clear installation instructions upon purchase or click here for installation instructions.

God Bless Our Troops!

Click here for the USA Today Article about this sculpture.

Now available in half life-size and 2 times life size. Call for more information

2-Times Life-size $25,000 1/2 Life-size $995

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