Iwo Jima Sculpture Delivery and Installation:

“On Friday, November 19, 2021- Valley Garden Club of Bay County took possession & delivered to the Veterans Park Bay City Michigan, a life-size, metal rendering of the Iwo Jima sculpture. This unique metal sculpture was escorted to the Park by the Proud Veterans Motorcycle Club. Serenus Johnson Construction placed the impressive sculpture on it’s permanent home once it was delivered. This work of art was created in MICHIGAN by Matt McPherson of My Metal Medium located in Mesick.

Valley Garden Club of Bay County is a small garden club that has worked tirelessly for three years raising money to fund such a project of this magnitude. The club welcomed spectators and live coverage of the procession and placement to raise awareness of this beautiful tribute to our Military Veterans. “

                             -Adapted from the Valley Garden Club of Bay City Press Release November 15, 2021

_MG_0363_MG_0375_MG_0377 _MG_0398 _MG_0406 iwo jima sculptureSerenus Johnson Team after setting the Iwo Jima Sculpture: Carpenter Randy Flood, General Superintendent Billy Woolwine III, Laborer / Shop Foreman Dave Rochow, and Carpenter Foreman Mark Haynak commercial general contractor construction commercial general contractor construction commercial general contractor construction

If you attended this exciting event, please share photos in the comments below!

The installation of the monument which honors those who have given their lives in service of our country is almost complete. Because Bay County has the highest amount of Veterans per capita, in Michigan, this monument has the potential to have a big impact on our community. In addition to the work that has been completed, the next phase will include the installation of a plaza around the monument, connecting to the arboretum. After that, it will be completed with landscaping, lighting, seating and signage about World War II.

The club welcomes spectators and Military personnel to visit this structure to raise awareness of this tribute to our Military Veterans.

Special thanks to Bay County Sheriff and Bay City Sheriff for their escort and presence!

Installation Team: Dave Rochow, Mark Haynak , Randy Short, General Superintendent, Billy Woolwine 
Project Manager Dave Arnold
Memorial plaza plan

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