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Apr 12, 2023 | Featured News | 0 comments

Veterans Memorial statue to arrive Monday

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Written by Tina Botill


Monday is a big day for Corcoran according to Kings County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Richard Valle. The Five Pillars of Freedom statue will arrive in Corcoran and Chairman Valle is planning a big welcome.
Monday between 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. the statue which will arrive in pieces and begin assembly at its location at Gateway Park. It will be driven down Whitley Avenue towards Dairy. The trucks will turn right on Dairy Avenue and then right on Orange Avenue and will arrive in the Gateway Park parking lot.
Valle said that residents can welcome the statue and commemorate the event by standing outside their businesses and homes waving flags to honor the special occasion. The statue will be escorted by Veterans groups and will be coming from Highway 43.
As it arrives at Gateway Park, Chairman Valle said the statues will be blessed by the Chief of the Tachi Yokut tribe Leo Sisco and the tribe’s medicine man Mike Sisco. All are welcome to attend the blessing ceremony.
“It’s a beautiful monument that the community is welcome to see,” Chairman Valle said.
The Veterans Memorial monument will consist of five 12 foot tall figures representing the five branches of the military—Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.
The artist from Memphis—Paul Westerland created a one of a kind memorial which will be exclusive to Corcoran.
The Veterans Memorial Statue will serve as a unique destination for all across the nation to visit and experience in honoring Military Veterans. The unveiling will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29 and a huge crowd is expected to gather in honor of the event. Supervisor Valle is asking large groups who plan on attending send their RSVP to him at vallerf@yahoo.com.

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