Carving out memories

Kim Haley and a memorial to her son who died a year ago in an accident while in the armed forces.

A Meservey veteran of multiple Middle East tours, himself recovering from severe injuries, says he hopes a sculpture he has given an Eldora family will bring some peace to everyone.

They lost a serviceman son a year ago.

Anthony Martin says creating sculptures has brought him some peace, too.

Martin had been confined to bed in a military hospital, rehabilitating on the West Coast. His counselors were constantly urging him to find something to involve in live again.

And as chance would have it Martin, who had been a building contractor outside the service, one day happened to notice a young man doing a chain saw carving.

Martin said, very slowly, he came to the art himself, and undertook it wanting to help fellow veterans.

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