OOS Sculpture

Jeffersonville Veterans Memorial

2006 / Richard Rist / Jeffersonville

Jeffersonville Vets photo1.jpeg

The Jeffersonville Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 15, 2006 and honors veterans with local ties who served in military conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War. The creation of the memorial was supported by the citizens of Fayette County and many local groups and individuals.

The main component of the memorial features stone tablets etched with the names of the veterans. The central column of this element is etched with the emblems of the various branches of the U.S. military and is topped with a statue of a bronze eagle. In 2007, an additional sculptural element (by artist Richard Rist) was installed behind the original monument and features a rifle standing on its end next to a pair of soldier's boots, with a helmet placed on top of the rifle. These pieces are surrounded by several additional memorial benches and plaques.

County

: Fayette

Citation

: Richard Rist, “Jeffersonville Veterans Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 17, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2173.

Title

Jeffersonville Veterans Memorial

Description

The Jeffersonville Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 15, 2006 and honors veterans with local ties who served in military conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War. The creation of the memorial was supported by the citizens of Fayette County and many local groups and individuals.

The main component of the memorial features stone tablets etched with the names of the veterans. The central column of this element is etched with the emblems of the various branches of the U.S. military and is topped with a statue of a bronze eagle. In 2007, an additional sculptural element (by artist Richard Rist) was installed behind the original monument and features a rifle standing on its end next to a pair of soldier's boots, with a helmet placed on top of the rifle. These pieces are surrounded by several additional memorial benches and plaques.

Creator

Date

2006

Subject

Source

Information about this sculpture was generously collected and supplied by members of the The Fayette County Historical Society.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2173

Location City

Location County

Provider Entity

Jeffersonville Alumni Association
The Davidson Family
Parrett Insurance Agency, Inc.
Jefferson Township Trustees
Lucille Straley Davis
The people of Fayette County

Location Street

29 S Main St

Location Type

Artist Notes

https://largeart.com/default.aspx
(Artist Richard Rist's website)

Installation Date

2006

Materials

Inscription

On the base of the soldier's equipment sculpture (by R. Rist):
"All gave some and some gave all"