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” Victory ” no longer empty handed – V for Volunteers

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Photo Lisa Miller

Three Times the charm??? Apparently the lady first went empty-handed after the Lorain Tornado- then to vandalism !

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You can find a saga from yesteryear here from Dan Brady’s Blog:

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http://danielebrady.blogspot.com/2012/05/ninety-years-of-miss-victory.html

http://danielebrady.blogspot.com/2011/05/miss-victory-mystery.html

http://danielebrady.blogspot.com/2011/05/miss-liberty-with-her-sword.html


http://danielebrady.blogspot.com/2011/05/mystery-of-big-v.html

and now thanks to volunteers Ed and Karyn Ferraro of Buckeye Sheet Metal, and the hard work of Art Schwan and the Lorain Elks club who have adopted Victory park-

http://lorain365.wordpress.com/?s=lorain+elks

http://lorain365.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/victory-park-update/

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The V is back in Victory and the winged lady has her sword back – the palm frond will follow

ED Note- I did find through the internet a tid bit from a forum page – If anyone can verify it would be a great help and in the continuing mystery – does anyone know when the V was erected and by whom ?

““My name is John Weinbrandt and I live in Lorain, OH. It is to my knowledge that the so called “DARK ANGEL” was sculpted by my great grandfather Valentini. My great grandfather was commissioned from Italy sometime in the early 1900’s to work in Washington D.C. sculpting angels and other statues of that nature. After finishing his work in D.C. he got a job with Lorain Monument, and the “DARK ANGEL” along with all of the other angels (which are the similar only smaller in size) in Calvary Cemetery and the larger than life angel that heads Victory Park here in Lorain”

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August 25, 2013 at 11:44 am 6 comments


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