Veterans Memorial set…

phCounty Memorial 1MEEKER I Several volunteers worked over the weekend to mount the statue of the soldier atop the stand that together make up the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn in downtown Meeker.
phCountyMemorial2The memorial honors the first soldiers who garrisoned Rio Blanco County and continues to honor all men and women of all ranks and service who served in the Armed Forces up to and through the current conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

phCountyMemorial4The sculpture is a joint venture between VFW Post No. 5843 in Meeker and VFW Post No. 5261 in Rangely.

phCounty Memorial3Dubbed “Sacrifice and Resolution,” the sculpture is a bronze of a 1-1/4 -life-sized modern-day infantry soldier sculpted by Meeker resident John Kobald.
The statue will be unveiled and dedicated after the Fourth of July parade Thursday.