This has been on my list of places to visit for years. It is a tribute to the Virgin Mary a man promised to create should his cancer stricken wife survive, she did and he more than kept his part of the deal...he had thought it would be 5 or 6 feet tall. Being a three time cancer survivor I really just wanted to see it in person! I got there too late to get close to it, but I did get to see it light up! I first became aware of it on a travel station news feature which is good because the sign does not mention the reason it came to be.
Interesting story and your photographs do it justice.
I particularly like the "Lights for the night" photograph, quite dramatic.
Thank you for posting
I am constantly amazed at the wonderous things in our country that are seldom mentioned. This is beautiful - thank you for sharing it.
Never heard of this. It's nice.
Have driven by this monument many times. Unless you have that long lens or have the opportunity to drive up to the top, one does not get a feel for how large and magnificent it is. Very nice work on your images. I especially like the #2 capture. Thanks for sharing.
I'm amazed the perpetually offended atheists haven't started another of their reptilian lawyer assisted despicable campaigns to have it torn down. Strange how they protest so vigorously against a concept they maintain does not exist or is it simply the left's belief system cannot allow anything that they disagree with to exist unmolested?
Very moving story and rather dramatic pictures of a monument dedicated to women. Your patience paid off with a series of lovely, creative pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Fabulous photos. Have been through Butte several times and never even knew it was there. Definitely a stop the next time I'm in the area. Mahalo for sharing.
Magnificent! The next time I drive that way, I'll have to look! Thanks for sharing this.
Loc: North East Tennessee
Very nice RE, thanks for taking me along, quite interesting. Like the night colors. Jeff
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