The Estes Park Veterans Monument will be located in a small, quiet park nestled along the Big Thompson River west of the Visitor Center. It’s been designed to be a place where people can take time to reflect and honor all those who have served in our nation’s military. The focal point of the monument will be a bronze eagle mounted high atop a tall stone base. The eagle’s wingspan will be more than eighty inches from the tip of one wing to the other. Its talons grip a sturdy branch as the raptor makes its landing.

Daniel Glanz is the Loveland-based sculptor creating the monument’s eagle. He’s designed a pose in which the raptor seems to be floating in for a landing with its wings extended and eyes focused intently ahead. Glanz is a firm believer that in any sculpture it’s the eyes that bring it to life.  Read More