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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Airman and Winged Refuge

 
 
<i>Airman</i> and <i>Winged Refuge</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. Airman and Winged Refuge Marker
Inscription.  

The Airman on the Meadow and Winged Refuge on the East Plaza, were
donated by friends, non-graduate classmates, widows and families, and
- in tribute to their indivisible brotherhood -
every living graduate of the Class of 1961.

Though separated physically, these sculptures are spiritually bound.
Their common inspiration arises from the poetry of our profession
and the sanctity of our sacrifice. The uplifted arm of the Airman
captures the image from the poem High Flight:
I "put out my hand and touched the face of God."
Winged Refuge symbolizes the promise, "He shall cover thee
with his feathers and under his wings shall thou trust."

We dedicate this gift to the service of all those who
lie in these hallowed grounds
and to the solace of their loved ones.


 
Erected by USAFA Class of 1961, Non-graduate Classmates, Friends, Widows and Families.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, Vietnam.
 
Location.
<i>Airman</i> Scuplture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. Airman Scuplture and Marker
39° 0.995′ N, 104° 51.335′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is in the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, on Parade Loop west of Stadium Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (within shouting distance of this marker); 357th Fighter Group (within shouting distance of this marker); 474th Fighter Group (within shouting distance of this marker); P51 Mustang Pilots Association (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Bombardment Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Troop Carrier Squadron (within shouting distance of this marker); 64th Fighter Squadron (within shouting distance of this marker); 48th Fighter-Bomber Wing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Must have a valid ID to enter the USAF Academy grounds.
 
Also see . . .  Words to High Flight. (Submitted on December 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
<i>Airman</i> Scuplture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
3. Airman Scuplture
<i>Winged Refuge</i> Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
4. Winged Refuge Sculpture
<i>Airman</i> and <i>Winged Refuge</i> Gratitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
5. Airman and Winged Refuge Gratitude Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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