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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thank You for serving!

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to men and women who have given their time, their efforts and in some cases their limbs and lives in service to the United 
States of America. 

As we end Veterans week, and from someone who has been handed an American flag during a military funeral, thank you Dave and all.


Ft. Dodge, Iowa
Col William Newman, Commanding Officer
Col Rush S. Wells, Directing Officer
18,000 officers and men
Base to shoulder: 150 feet
Right Arm: 340 fee
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12.5 feet
Right thumb: 35 feet
Thickest part of body: 29 feet
Left hand length: 30 feet
Face: 60 feet
Nose: 21 feet
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure: 2,000


  1. Thank you for supporting your late husband in his service to our country.

  2. Thank you Sandra . . .

  3. Wonderful post, Sandra. He has earned the highest possible honor now- to stand in God's army! I know days like this must be hard on you. Those are amazing facts! xo Diana

  4. I am also the widow of a veteran and remarried to a man who served our country - daughter of a veteran - so I know well the costs to families of service and how precious that service IS and will be to our country. Thank you for this unique picture and information - and for being a dear friend - internet or next door - friendship expands our borders

  5. This is a sad time of year for some people.
    In the past I have never felt such a heavy heart.
    I look at the men that have given up limbs and life for their
    country. Then I take a look at the salary and benefits and retirement
    @ $180,000.00 a year- for Life for the Govt, Senators etc.
    Lets see if they will give up SOMETHING for their country.
    Sorry... I am just frustrated. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Can't believe I am in such a mood.
    Just put a flag on Hubby's grave too. Love ya Sandra

  6. God's blessings on you, Sandra. Thanks for sharing this.


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