Fort Polk explains "Forging the Warrior Spirit"

Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 8:44 PM CST
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Ten statues will go up all over Fort Polk to symbolize the "Warrior Spirit."

Recently, Fort Polk unveiled its first "anvil and hammer" statue outside of the training facility.

Officials say the anvil provides soldiers with a sense of pride and reminds them of the hard work that goes into their training to make sure they are ready up-to-par before deploying.

"The anvils are works of art," Jeff England from the Fort Polk's public affairs office said. "[They] symbolize pride and represent the Joint Readiness Training Center's mission of assisting brigade combat teams in developing and forging the Warrior Spirit in their soldiers and formations."

England continued to elaborate about the post and its mission.

"We are helping troops worldwide to fight, win, and come home safely," England stated.

Currently, there are three anvils on the post. Upcoming locations for the other seven anvils include the Wheelock Gym, Fort Polk Education Center, Main Post exchange, In and Out Process and more.

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