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Fallen Soldier Battle Cross By Richard Rist
Measures: 21"H x 9" W x 11" L
When a serviceman or woman
is lost in the battlefield, it has become customary to arrange their
Boots, Rifle and Helmet and the surviving members of their squad will
gather around and memorialize their fallen comrades. Some of the troops
will pray, others might recall funny stories, but make no mistake, this is
a ceremony that is taken very seriously. Every soldier knows the next
ceremony might be for them. This arrangement is also known as a
Battlefield Cross or a Battle Cross.
We decided that our war memorial statue would recreate the same ceremonial arrangement the
soldiers do themselves in the battlefield. We wanted a monument that would
make you stop and think for a minute about the real cost of war. We feel
this is a fitting and dignified tribute to our troops and a memorial that
will keep their memory alive in a permanent way.
To cast this sculpture we
used actual military items as models, so the entire sculpture is
so life-like you feel like you could pick it up. It is
cast in high-quality American bronze using the ancient "lost-wax" method
of bronze casting. The patina (coloration) is a traditional chocolate
brown. This is a classic quality statue and built to last for hundreds of
years. I have seen cheap knock-offs from Thailand that are paper thin and
made from very low-grade bronze, so beware. We are currently pursuing
About the Artist
This sculpture was
designed by Richard Rist.
Mr. Rist is the owner of The
Large Art Company and a
proud veteran of the US
Navy. He is a member of the
American Legion and a
life-member of the VFW. He
comes from a long line of
military veterans. His
grandfather, father and
three uncles were all
veterans and his brother
James Rist served with the
US Army in operation Desert
Storm. He takes great pride
that this sculpture has been
used to pay tribute to so
many fallen heroes.
Please call us toll free
at (800) 785-4278 to reserve
one of these for you. These
are made one at a time. A
new piece will take about
4-6 weeks although we
generally keep at least one
available. We can ship to
most areas of the country
within a week.
We accept most forms of
payment including credit cards, checks or government purchase orders. We
are a certified US Government contractor to streamline federal agency
God Bless Our Troops!
here for the USA Today Article about this sculpture.
in life-size and 2 times life size.
Call for more information
2-Times Life-size $22,245
1/2 Life-size $1,350