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Scenes From Los Alamos Historical Society Eagle Sculpture Dedication In Honor Of Cold War Veterans

on September 7, 2019 - 7:12am

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon to help the Los Alamos Historical Society dedicate the eagle sculpture at the entrance of Central Park Square. The sculpture was dedicated in honor of the veterans of the Cold War. The dedication was held in conjunction with the opening of the History Museum's temporary exhibit, 'Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau makes the opening remarks during the dedication ceremony. Martineau said the statue is being dedicated in memory of the veterans of the Cold War, which is a personal story for her. 'I was born into a military family during the Cold War,' she said. 'So, of course, my favorite Cold War veteran is my dad who served from 1959-1987. I remember the duck and cover drills, television commercials.' She added that she lived in Germany from 1977-1980, when the Berlin Wall divided the country. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos artist Richard Swenson speaks to the crowd during the ceremony. Swenson, along with Vivien Chung, Central Park Square owners Phillip and Bernadette Kunsberg and the sculpture's creator Rick Cunningham were instrumental in the purchase of the sculpture. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Central Park Square owner Phillip Kunsberg, left, and Los Alamos artist Richard Swenson stand in front of the eagle sculpture. The sculpture was installed in 2015. Courtesy photo

John Ruminer of the Los Alamos Historical Society speaks to the crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey speaks to the crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from dedication ceremony. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


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