The Battlefield Cross By Richard Young

The iconic symbol of sacrifice, honor and respect for those who have given all.

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The Battlefield Cross, Fallen Soldier Battle Cross or Battle Cross is a time honored military memorial that symbolizes the honor, service and sacrifice of soldiers killed in battle. This touching memorial is life size with meticulous attention to every detail. The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross is made up of a soldiers belongs. The Rifle is thrust in the ground signifying that the soldier died in battle, fighting to the end. The boots carry a soldier though the fight for freedom and are placed at the base of the rifle. They are worn and dirty to remind us of that final march. Dog Tags are worn by every service member and are imprinted with information about the individual soldier. The dog tags are hung from the rifle so that the name of the fallen will never be forgotten. The Helmet is placed on top of the rifle representing what that person stood for and that the battle is over. This Battle Cross Bronze monument is a powerful way to honor and remember the tremendous sacrifice of our American soldiers.

The Battlefield Cross, Fallen Soldier Battle Cross or Battle Cross is a time honored military memorial that symbolizes the honor, service and sacrifice of soldiers killed in battle. This touching memorial is life size with meticulous attention to every detail. The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross is made up of a soldiers belongs. The Rifle is thrust in the ground signifying that the soldier died in battle, fighting to the end. The boots carry a soldier though the fight for freedom and are placed at the base of the rifle. They are worn and dirty to remind us of that final march. Dog Tags are worn by every service member and are imprinted with information about the individual soldier. The dog tags are hung from the rifle so that the name of the fallen will never be forgotten. The Helmet is placed on top of the rifle representing what that person stood for and that the battle is over. This Battle Cross Bronze monument is a powerful way to honor and remember the tremendous sacrifice of our American soldiers.

The earliest form of the Battlefield Cross is believed to have appeared during the Civil War to mark the body of a dead soldier so it can later be gathered and buried. In World War I and World War II, the configuration of the rifle pointed down and the helmet placed on the stock was still a marker but also became a memorial. In the Korean War, the Battlefield Cross became a way for the comrades of a fallen soldiers to find closure and honor their brother in arms. By the Gulf War of 1991, and during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, the modern Battlefield Cross became the iconic symbol of sacrifice, honor and respect for the fallen soldier.

This Battlefield Cross by Richard Young is accurate in every detail. The position, arrangement and gear is placed according to the Battlefield Cross Ceremony.  It is cast with high quality bronze in the “lost wax method” and will last for hundreds of years as an enduring monument. A memorial plaque can be added to the base. This life-size  monument stands  41” tall

This Battlefield Cross by Richard Young is accurate in every detail. The position, arrangement and gear is placed according to the Battlefield Cross Ceremony.  It is cast with high quality bronze in the “lost wax method” and will last for hundreds of years as an enduring monument. A memorial plaque can be added to the base. This life-size  monument stands  41” tall

This Battlefield Cross has proven to be a great Eagle Scout Project for the Boys Scouts of America

15 year old Jonathan Cheatham found a location in his town and raised money to purchase the monument as part of his Eagle Scout project. He gathered support for the memorial from the Smithfield, Utah City Council, local businesses, neighbors and Veterans. He created a GoFundMe account and campaigned on social media.

I wanted to do a Veterans Memorial after studying my own family history and learning of my Grandpa and Uncles’ military service. I was looking for something simple yet compelling and then I saw the Battlefield Cross. It was perfect.

— Jonathan Cheatham

The Battlefield Cross by Richard Young is a touching and powerful way to honor the sacrifice of our American soldiers. Its size, quality, detail and price make it an affordable way for every community to teach the importance of patriotism, respect for our US military and value of freedom.

We must never forget!

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