- Posted October 27, 2013 by
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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Salute to troops
An Art Sculpture For ALL Veterans - "NO MORE"
“A few times you could see Donnie standing silently, deep in thought. He lost many friends in Iraq, that is one thing he can't ever forget and it haunts him,” observed Asselin. The iReporter met the Jokinen family through his involvement with the local Patriot Guard Riders, a group which attends the funerals of fallen members of the armed forces, as well as homecoming celebrations for veterans.
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
Vietnam Veteran and Artist Charles Hamilton (Previous CNN vetted story: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-978114) unveiled this beautiful piece of art in Iron Mountain, Michigan at the home of Jeanie Jokinen whose son was blown up by 5 bombs but still managed to make it home. This sculpture is a copy of him, while he served in Iraq.
This new piece of art named "NO MORE" was dedicated to Donnie Jokinen in front of a crowd of friends and veterans. See the chainsaw artwork this sculpture is sitting next to as Donnie's mother talks about it.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYsxQV5JCvk
Open to the Public, they are located at Hemlock and D Street in Iron Mountain, Michigan. All they ask is for you to sign a guestbook they have.
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