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Veteran’s Memorial Plaza Sculpture

The biggest step in the renovation process for Dubuque’s Veteran’s Memorial Plaza happened Wednesday: installing a 24-foot sculpture honoring Chaplain Aloysius Schmitt, who died in Pearl Harbor while helping his comrades escape a sinking ship. Veteran Steven Olinger traveled two and a half hours from Altoona to deliver the sculpture. Doug Adamson is a landscape architect with RDG Planning and Design. He played a big part in coming up with the idea for the sculpture. Adamson says they wanted to make the structure something people could walk into. Adamson describes working on this project as a once in a lifetime opportunity. The entire project is expected to be completed by November.


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