By Maria Gallegos, Brooke Army Medical Center Public AffairsJune 10, 2010
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A San Antonio couple donated a monumental bronze sculpture to Brooke Army Medical Center as a reminder of the past, present and future servicemen and women.
Local sculptor, Tom Morgan, designed the sculpture titled "Passing of the Colors."
It displays a young girl held by her father holding a small flag and a young boy next to them saluting. The statue stands 74 inches and had been placed in front of BAMC.
Morgan said he wanted to create a non-combatant figure for everyone to be able to touch, feel, admire and remember our military men and women.
Living in San Antonio since he was 5 years old, Morgan was constantly reminded of the support the city has for our military.
He had lost close friends during World War II and felt he needed to do something to give back to veterans. Since Morgan's retirement in 2000, he began sculpting to raise funds to help benefit military servicemen.
"This piece is even more special to me personally because my great friend and fellow sculptor, Don Pogue collaborated with me to bring the image to life. Even though I did not have the opportunity to join the military, I always had admiration for military people," Morgan said.