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Perkins was visiting family in Florida, and dropped by the Inverness Government Center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to see the completed sculpture for her very first time.
Inverness, Fla. – U.S. Army Sergeant Amy Perkins served as a soldier model for Sculptor Scott Stearman while she was serving stateside in Colorado Springs between many deployments to Iraq. The Military Memorial was unveiled at the Inverness Government Center this past January after many years of work to find the right home for the bronze sculpture that features a male and female soldier.
Perkins was visiting family in Florida, and dropped by the Inverness Government Center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to see the completed sculpture for her very first time. Perkins brought her college-bound daughter to see the sculpture, which also features an image of her and her twin brother at the age of seven as a photo in the lining of her helmet. City Manager Frank DiGiovanni and City staff welcomed Perkins to the City and spent a few moments at the Memorial with Perkins sharing information about her experience as a soldier. Perkins is now working for the U.S. State Department, and is planning to head to the middle east for three years. DiGiovanni states, “Meeting Ms. Perkins is highly impactful. It brings the Military Memorial to life, and we hope to have her back in the future for patriotic events.”
Amy Perkins poses next to the Scott Stearman sculpture, now known as the Inverness Military Memorial, for which she was the model and inspiration for the female soldier
From L-R: City staff: Mark Black, Joey Johnston, Ms. Perkins daughter and Amy Perkins center. City Clerk Susan Jackson, City staff Liz Fernley and City Manager Frank DiGiovanni.