November 2016 - This must see impressive, heart grabbing memorial bronze sculpture
with 12 life-size soldiers shown storming a beach during World War II,
surrounded by a lush plants honoring all military veterans, is
located at the
Veterans Memorial Garden in
It was once part of
an original sculpture by Fred Hoppe featuring 50 life-size figures
modeled after a combat soldier from each of the 50 states. In fact, it
was the largest war memorial bronze sculpture with a length over 70 feet
and weighing 15-tons. This section is the front part weighing around 3
Little Boys Once, by David
Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder/owner, was
inspired when seeing the original sculpture.
USA Patriotism! video
Veterans Memorial Garden
is owned by Ben Kinel, a Marine Corps and Korean War veteran, who
offered his garden as the new home for the magnificently inspiring WWII
statue that had been in storage for several years. Ben also
remains actively involved with the garden including daily maintenance.
Ben Kinel's service to country truly goes beyond self!