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Veterans Memorial Park main entrance Veterans Memorial Park main entrance

Medic Sculpture Dedication Ceremony—September 27, 2005

Sculptor Greg Johnson directs his crew during the installation of the bronze medic and wounded soldier sculptureSculptor Greg Johnson directs his crew during the installation of the bronze medic and wounded soldier sculpture Drilling the pilot holes for the medic's anchor boltsDrilling the pilot holes for the medic's anchor bolts
VMP President, Dr. Phil Garver, a medic during the Vietnam War, assists with the installation processVMP President, Dr. Phil Garver, a medic during the Vietnam War, assists with the installation process VMP Board members Mathew Miller (left) and Phil Garver (right) with Greg after completing the 5 hour installation processVMP Board members Mathew Miller (left) and Phil Garver (right) with Greg after completing the 5 hour installation process
The lifesize medic sculpture is a world-class piece of art that reveals incredible detail upon closer investigationThe life-size medic sculpture is a world-class piece of art that reveals incredible detail upon closer investigation During the dedication, Gregory Johnson, sculptor, said, "God is in the details," as visible in these beautiful photographsDuring the dedication, Gregory Johnson, sculptor, said, "God is in the details," as visible in these beautiful photographs
A crowd of approximately 500 patriotic individuals were in attendance for the Medic Sculpture Dedication CeremonyA crowd of approximately 500 patriotic individuals were in attendance for the Medic Sculpture Dedication Ceremony Mrs. Betty Garver enjoys a brief conversation with friends prior to the beginning of the programMrs. Betty Garver enjoys a brief conversation with friends prior to the beginning of the program
A crowd of approximately 500 patriotic individuals were in attendance for the Medic Sculpture Dedication CeremonyVMP Treasurer Bill McGhinnis, MC & VMP Director of Public Relations Mathew Miller, Sculptor Gregory Johnson, VIP Chris McKee, and Ms. Jordan McKee sing the national anthem
VMP President Phil Garver proudly admires the medic sculpture after its unveilingVMP President Phil Garver proudly admires the medic sculpture after its unveiling
The evening was filled with plenty of good food, southern hospitality, and patriotic spiritThe evening was filled with plenty of good food, southern hospitality, and patriotic spirit

General Douglas MacArthur Granite & Bronze Installation—Spring 2005

Gregory Johnson sculpture installed Spring 2005Gregory Johnson sculpture installed Spring 2005

Grand Dedication Ceremony—October 14, 2004

VMP Grand Dedication Ceremony October 14, 2004 VMP Grand Dedication Ceremony October 14, 2004
Vietnam Veterans Color Guard Unit-Chapter 203 Vietnam Veterans Color Guard Unit—Chapter 203 Collegedale Academy Choral Union & Concert Band Collegedale Academy Choral Union & Concert Band
Patriotic Citizens on hand for formal dedication Patriotic Citizens on hand for formal dedication VMP Board of Directors introductions VMP Board of Directors introductions
87 year old WWII veteran 87 year old WWII veteran John A. Keys, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs John A. Keys, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs
Keynote speaker U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp Keynote speaker U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp Master of Ceremonies, Mathew Miller reads congratulatory letter from President George W. Bush Master of Ceremonies, Mathew Miller reads congratulatory letter from President George W. Bush
Congressman Zach Wamp with VMP Board of Directors Congressman Zach Wamp with VMP Board of Directors
Congressman Wamp with Collegedale policemen & Mrs. Renee Maupin. Her husband Paul is actively serving in Iraq: U.S. Marine Corps. Congressman Wamp with Collegedale policemen & Mrs. Renee Maupin. Her husband Paul is actively serving in Iraq: U.S. Marine Corps. Congressman Wamp with his patriotic constituents Congressman Wamp with his patriotic constituents
VMP President, Dr. Philip Garver & VMP PR Director, Mathew G. Miller VMP President, Dr. Philip Garver & VMP PR Director, Mathew G. Miller Dedication program stage & podium Dedication program stage & podium
Old Glory is the centerpiece of the VMP Old Glory is the centerpiece of the VMP Mrs. Joan Miller views the personalized brick memorial located at the base of Old Glory Mrs. Joan Miller views the personalized brick memorial located at the base of Old Glory
View of the VMP from Apison Pike View of the VMP from Apison Pike VMP south entrance VMP south entrance

Other

1st Phase Dedication

A view of Old Glory from City HallA view of Old Glory from City Hall U.S. Army AH-1 Cobra helicopter delivery from Ft. Drum, NY October 2003U.S. Army AH-1 Cobra helicopter delivery from Ft. Drum, NY October 2003
Cobra helicopter installation & dedication November 11, 2003Cobra helicopter installation & dedication November 11, 2003 View from south entranceView from south entrance
 Hamilton County Tax Assessor Bill Bennett & Hamilton County Trustee and VMP honorary board member Gen. Carl LeviHamilton County Tax Assessor Bill Bennett & Hamilton County Trustee and VMP honorary board member Gen. Carl Levi
Cobra helicopter & brick campaign fundraiser launchCobra helicopter & brick campaign fundraiser launch
Local media covering 1st Phase Dedication Ceremony—Memorial Day May 26, 2003Local media covering 1st Phase Dedication Ceremony—Memorial Day May 26, 2003 VMP Board of Director Mathew Miller with sons, Garren & Gaines, prior to 1st Phase Dedication CeremonyVMP Board of Director Mathew Miller with sons, Garren & Gaines, prior to 1st Phase Dedication Ceremony
VMP Board of Directors & dignitaries during 1st Phase Dedication CeremonyVMP Board of Directors & dignitaries during 1st Phase Dedication Ceremony Stars & stripes foreverStars & stripes forever
VMP Board of Directors with U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp &Tennessee Senator David Fowler surrounding new sculpture installationVMP Board of Directors with U.S. Congressman Zach Wamp &Tennessee Senator David Fowler surrounding new sculpture installation
Timeline of U.S. wars installation May, 2004Timeline of U.S. wars installation May, 2004 Granite U.S. flagpole markers indicate order & date each joined union plus location of each state capitalGranite U.S. flagpole markers indicate order & date each joined union plus location of each state capital
Completion of main entrance signCompletion of main entrance sign
Major monument installations: POW, MIA, KIA, Conscientious Objector & Merchant Marine June 2004Major monument installations: POW, MIA, KIA, Conscientious Objector & Merchant Marine June 2004 M 48 A5 Patton tank installation August 5, 2004M 48 A5 Patton tank installation August 5, 2004
VMP Board of Directors President, Phil Garver, views interior of Patton Tank prior to being permanently sealedVMP Board of Directors President, Phil Garver, views interior of Patton Tank prior to being permanently sealed The Veterans Memorial Park of Collegedale September 2004The Veterans Memorial Park of Collegedale September 2004
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