I was a part of our VietNam era. I saw my graduated classmates go
off to war.
Our Military more than any other, should be Thanked & Taken Care of.
Thank God for a President that is re-building OUR MILITARY!
KATIE WEST ART; VETERANS & MILITARY; PATRIOTIC ART; FREEDOM WALL ; ARMY NAVY ACADEMY; GRANITE ENGRAVING; LASER ENGRAVED BRICKS; MONUMENTS; PATRIOTIC WALLS; PATRIOTIC ARTWORK; PATRIOTISM
PAINTING LOCATED IN AVA CITY HALL, MISSOURI
COUNCIL CHAMBERS. MAYOR BURRELY LOFTIN..
I was asked to attend the beginning of the DOUGLAS COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK. I am a granite engraver since 1990, specializing in engraving black granite. The group of Vets and City Officials trusted me with what I call, "My CALLING."
They didn't know that much about me at the time, as time went on, the Veterans Memorial Park began to unveil into an amazing THANK YOU to the men and women that served this country so proudly.
My dear friend who was an investigator for the Riverside Sheriff Association, introduced me to the GREAT Army - Navy Academy in Carlsbad. I went there with John and met General Bliss. He was the overseer of the Academy. I was very impressed with him and his cadets. My friend, John, had been in the Academy when he was younger and it shaped him into a GREAT Man of Character.
The Academy had the most wonderful and polite young men I had ever seen. They were so courteous and helpful. The "Trickle Down Theory." General Bliss, so amazing, and the young men were just like him. General Bliss was their "Role Model."
I was able to update several things at the Academy. One was there sign. From the street you couldn't read the letters or see the logo... WE Fixed That! The other thing was to bring the Veterans Memorial up to date. I came back another day with my portable engraving system. It so wonderful to thank the men I met at the Academy for their service, and still, serving another portion of "building young warriors."
This is one place that I had wanted to help update each month. It turned out, I moved 1700 miles away. Thank YOU General Bliss. If you ever read this, you and your cadets "Blessed My Heart!" You became a good friend. God bless, Katie
There have been so many ways for me to serve. Each person has their gifts from God. If I can help you in any way, I am here to serve. God Bless, Katie