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Ribbon Cutting – Re-dedication of the Silent Sentinel Monument

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Silent Sentinel statue, which was damaged in the derecho, has made its way back to City Square Park. John Ward, a specialist in zinc repair and statue restoration, made the repairs to the statue, featuring an unidentified Civil War soldier, in his studio in Mississippi. After about a six-month process, it was shipped back to Marion and Wade’s Body Shop volunteered to paint it. Then, local fabricator Barnes Manufacturing helped build a base and worked with Coonrod Crane Services and the Parks and Recreation Department to secure the statue on the monument in City Square Park. You’ll find it on the northeast corner of the park looking good as new.
To recognize and thank all who played a part in this process, the City of Marion plans to host a rededication ceremony and ribbon cutting near the statue in City Square Park at 4 p.m. on May 4, 2023.


May 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Marion Square Park
1107 7th Ave
Marion, IA United States
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