In Iron Mountain, Michigan, people have been stopping and looking at a
carved tree dedicated to ALL Veteran's. In the short time I was there,
many cars pulled over and stopped to look.
Jeanie told me her
husband and she had originally planned to have this made for their son
who served as an IED Hunter , but then it became clear, this was going
to be for ALL Veteran's serving our country.
The dog tags on the
tree represent soldiers in Donnie's unit "Sapper" who were killed while
he was in Iraq with them. On the side is the name SGT. Voakes, he was a
soldier from Baraga, Michigan who was killed in Afghanistan last year.
There is a Young Eagle feather that was carved into the tree, in
"Potlicker" of Rhinelander, Wisconsin is the
artist who did this work. It is amazing to see the work he did to this
tree, Everything you see is from the actual tree. I think the boots, gun
and helmet is the best out of it all.
SISU is Finnish and stands for "Guts Hard Working Perseverance"
By: Jason Asselin
In: Other Entertainment
Tags: tree, carving, wood, military, troops, soldier, rifle, gun, eagle, flag, tribute, memorial, veterans, USA
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