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Chris Cox ~ Memorial Militia ~ Activist ~ Chainsaw Artisan ~ Chris Cox Wood Carvings

UPDATE BELOW !!! FROM APRIL 16, 2015


If you have seen the recent news coverage then you know that during these dire times while the Federal Government is on "shut-down", there is a one man crew and a few volunteers that have helped him keep the trash and debris away from the memorials of our nation's capitol.

Chris Cox is that one man crew, and believe it or not he even worked on Capitol Hill for a while more recently, before following his hearts passion for art.

He is no stranger to politics and he is no stranger to picking up the slack either.

Chris has now been featured on Fox News, The BBC, and through countless other shows and press, but what he is indeed is just a heck of a guy and a friend of mine for over 30+ years, and he is one hell of an artist.

Below are some pictures from the summer of 2013, and this is just a small example of his extraordinary talent. I took these when I visited him in Berryville, Virginia while he was hard at work, as always, on some new pieces.

I, as many mutual friends, am proud to have Chris as a friend and even more thankful that he is working hard to make a difference while setting an example I hope will be followed for generations to come.

May God Bless Chris as well as the veterans and other citizens he has worked hard for to keep our national memorials clean, and keep in mind the Veteran's march is planned for this weekend, October 13th, 2013.

Leading by example, Chris Cox has stepped up and shown us how to make a difference and "Fill the Void", and we can all do this at home and abroad, as dutiful citizens just like Chris.

Chris, I am sure I am not alone when I say, " Our hats are off to you sir!"

You have inspired a nation, and I hope many others will see another side to you and share this beautiful art work pictured below that you have crafted. This art is a beautiful window into a soul that is obviously burning with passion.

...and by the way, you have my vote when you are ready to run for office, and I am certain countless others.

Your work for Veterans in particular is personally touching to me. My very own Father is from South Carolina, is a Retired Colonel, and is a veteran of both Korea and Viet-Nam. When an authority figure speaks up and states that the veterans should just step over or around the trash...well, I naturally think of my Father at 83 with a replaced hip, and the words uttered just disgust me. I, like you, know he and countless others have done their fair share and all simply deserve better then this, and I as your friend, admire and respect your gracious gesture.

Thanks for looking out for my great Father and others like him. You are a very fine example of the "American Spirit" and the "Can Do" attitude backed by a work ethic...and we all need the lift and inspiration you have so offered as a beacon during dim times.

Join the "Memorial Militia" today !!! ... and make a difference.


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April 16, 2015

Here is the latest news from Mr. Cox himself ! Look what a little bit of time passing and hard work can bring about. Be that catalyst for change  in everything you do !!!

Here is his quote accompanying the video which may be viewed at the link below.

 "Well folks my idea is finally a hard copy of legislation in the form of a bill introduced today by congressman Darrell Issa and congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Still a long way to go but not many of them make it this far. Couldn't have done it without everybody's support thank you."





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Well folks my idea is finally a hard copy of legislation in the form of a bill introduced today by congressman Darrell Issa and congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Still a long way to go but not many of them make it this far. Couldn't have done it without everybody's support thank you.
Posted by Chris Cox on Thursday, April 16, 2015










Memorial Militia ~ Chris Cox ~ Poem

To my friend Chris Cox...

There is a Memorial Militia,
and it is a one man show,
Chris Cox is a man of action,
working hard and always on the go.

He is a modern hero and American Patriot,
who hears his duty as it beckons and calls,
he sets a steadfast example with action,
as collectively we suffer the slings and arrows of shortfall.

A push mower, and trash bags, and a bicycle,
a chainsaw slung on his shoulder like a guitar,
a flag of South Carolina flying with honor,
with its moon and palm carried by he, the star.

He single-handedly "Fills the Void" created,
by a federal government now shut down,
he inspires all of the nation's masses,
now seen on television in every large and small town.

He devotedly respects our beloved veterans,
and this country they have served so well,
yet the authorities ask him to stop his work,
while this countries politics are going to hell.

He makes no political statements,
rather taking action working while he leads,
300,000,000 citizens strong now all watching,
while the rest of the world now all heeds.

Inspiration at a dire time so well needed,
and a great story to be heard forever by all,
Chris Cox's Memorial Militia example,
His statue shall sit next upon that great Mall.

                              written by: John "Stephen" Swygert

BRILLIANT ART WORK BY CHRIS COX







all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

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all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram

all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram

 
all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram

 
all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram



all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram



all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram



all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram


all photography by: copyright 2013 Steve Swygert

"rokkinroll" on Instagram

OTHER RELATED ARTICLE ARE LISTED BY LINK BELOW


http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/christopher-cox-and-his-chainsaw-give-new-life-to-fallen-trees/Content?oid=3501659

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20091231/ARCHIVES/312319916

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