Tribute to War Heroes and to Volk’s Artistry

Leonard Wells Volk, written about in the previous blogpost, was buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.  Not only is there a statue monument commemorating his burial plot, but one of the first monuments one sees through the castellated main gate—driving up the motorway is the soaring heroes monument designed by none other than Leonard Volk—another monument to him, this time displaying his talent as an accomplished sculptor.

Each of the four sides of the column honor a different branch of service:

Artillery

Cavalry

Infantry

Navy

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2 Responses to Tribute to War Heroes and to Volk’s Artistry

  1. gsb03632 says:

    Thanks for this! It’s spectacular. Worth putting the info for the foundry (on the cavalry relief) into the text so people can find that, too, via the interwebs.

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