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Temecula unveils Fallen Heroes Memorial


Last updated 11/9/2018 at 12:58am


The newly unveiled Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Temecula Duck Pond is a bronze battlefield cross and a steel tower with a life-size bald eagle, created by local artist Austin Casson, in honor of Temecula service members who died in overseas action.

TEMECULA ─ Temecula unveiled the Fallen Heroes Memorial at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Temecula Duck Pond, 28250 Ynez Road. The unique sculpture, by local artist Austin Casson, features a battlefield cross cast in bronze and a steel tower supporting a life-size bald eagle. Casson is known for his work depicting birds, including "Cry Freedom," a bronze eagle on permanent display at the George H. Bush Presidential Library in Houston. The battlefield cross was created by the Veterans Art Project, through the California Sculpture Academy.

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