Made in USA
The original Monument in Arlington granite panels were provided by a quarry in Lonsboda Sweden. This developed some negative controversy as critics claimed the materials should all be produced in the United States.
The IJMM will be 100% produced and constructed using United States origin materials and labor. The Panels will be Caprice Granite, with alternate considerations for Quarra Black all provided by Quarries in Wisconsin.
The Quarra Stone Company in Madison, Wisconsin will produce, provide and manage installation of the Granite panels to the Base. Panels consist of 5o different pieces that are applied to the Base facing. Then gilding of the panels art and type showing the various Marine Corps Battles throughout history will be applied after installation.
The sourcing of local quarry materials to provide the base Panels makes the IJMM monument not only the first true rendition of the statue to the Rosenthal photograph, but an All-American monument.
The bronze sculpt will be produced in Charlottsville, VA at Sculptor Bricker’s Bronze Craft Factory and shipped 850 miles in one completed bronze to the Park in Racine, WI.
The Gilding of all lettering and base symbols will be performed on site by The Gilders Studio of Olney, MD who did the refurbishing of the gilding on the original monument during restoration.
Construction of the Base and Landscaping will be done by locally selected contractors.