“Poppies” Veteran Memorial Bench
This adoring monument with a statue and bench is poised to honor veterans of foreign wars in Pleasanton. The likeness of the statue is based on the work “Poppies” by W. Stanley Proctor. This same statue is used across the country to honor veterans.
From East Bay Times:
“The statue has the veteran figure seated on a bench made of rustic mahogany granite from South Dakota that was made by the Bras & Mattos Monument Co. of Hayward.
Bob Mattos of Pleasanton said he is not a member of any veterans organizations, but he has done a lot of work on city projects.
Inscribed on the bench is the quote: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his country.””