For Every Drop of Blood

Glendale Public Library 
5959 W. Brown Street
(59th Avenue and Brown Street)

Every Drop of Blood

For Every Drop of Blood—For Every Life Devoted Veterans Memorial
Artist: Joe Tyler
Bronze, copper, steel, sandstone and concrete
Completed: 2001

This artwork includes five welded steel trees, one for each branch of the armed services. The intertwined limbs of each sculpted tree are symbolic of the combined efforts of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard in the defense of the United States. The leaves in the sculpted canopies represent the thousands of Veterans who have served, are currently serving and will serve in the Armed Forces. In the center is an obelisk featuring a depiction of the battleship silver service pattern commissioned for the USS Arizona and actual salvaged pieces from the USS Arizona.

Joe Tyler currently lives and works in Arizona. He has successfully completed public art projects for several Valley cities, including Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa and Phoenix. The City of Glendale gratefully acknowledges the Glendale Veterans Memorial Association and Bob Manzetti (donator of USS Arizona salvaged pieces) for their help in the creation of the Veterans Memorial.