To create lasting tributes that honor veterans and other heroes of a community, cast-bronze statues and plaques make ideal additions to town squares, parks, and other public venues. Made by Matthews International Corp., Pittsburgh, PA, the tributes can help communities promote public spirit and national pride. The firms round statues range from classic American eagles (from 7 to 42 ins. high) to helmets resting on weapons and boots. In addition, product line includes plaques honoring veterans who served in each major military war, as well as POW/MIA, Fallen Heroes, We Remember, and Peace plaques. To create large, dramatic tributes, plaques can be installed on granite monoliths. Notable Matthews memorials include a 6- by 6-ft. bronze statue of a firefighter, donated by the company to New York City, to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Likewise, company representatives worked with Somerset County (PA) Commissioners to present a cast-bronze memorial, honoring the heroic passengers and crew of United Flight 93, which crashed in a field during the attacks. The companys team of artists, designers, and sculptors specializes in creating custom monuments.

Matthews International Corp., Pittsburgh, PA