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Johnson Monument LLC takes pride in our local community. We consider it an honor to create memorials that commemorate lives lived and achievements accomplished around our area. Local businesses in Wisconsin turn to us for beautifully created signs and civic memorials. If you’re interested in a custom granite sign for your business or an ornate civic memorial, feel free to call us at 715-723-5576.

Johnson Monument, LLC will create an incredible granite sign for your business. You choose from a variety of colors and custom designs and we’ll take care of the rest. Your new sign will be incredibly attractive and durable, as well as maintenance free. Add class to your storefront with our custom granite signs.

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Angel of Hope


Located at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is a bronze angel sculpture. This sculpture sits atop a granite base that’s neatly engraved with the phrase, "Our Children Loved, Missed, and Remembered." The base is surrounded by granite pavers, engraved with the names of deceased children. The Angel of Hope was commissioned by Richard Paul Evans.


Augusta Veterans Memorial


Located in Downtown Augusta, Wisconsin, this memorial consists of three granite tablets that rest on a large, circular concrete pad. The tablets are engraved with the military emblems and the war or conflict in which each veteran served. Fifty engraved 8" x 8" Jet Black granite tiles are attached to the outer edge of the concrete pad. Two concrete towers are faced with engraved granite tiles. Three granite benches and several flags with flagpole markers complete this veteran's memorial. The Augusta Veteran's Memorial was commissioned by the Veteran Committee of Augusta.


Bagley Area Veterans Memorial


Located in Bagley, Wisconsin, this memorial consists of all light gray (quarried in Elberton, GA) tablets that are all steeled on light gray bases. There are four larger tablets with the wars or conflicts listed on the front with over four hundred names of veterans served in those conflicts from the area. The center tablet, which is slightly smaller, has an emblem for each branch of the military, as well as an eagle to honor all that have served our country. A flag pole is centered behind the tablets and a granite bench, donated by the Veterans Committee in honor of a local soldier who took part in the assault forces on Omaha Beach, sits in the back corner to allow visitors to rest and enjoy.


Bloomer Veterans Memorial


Located on Highway 40, in Bloomer, Wisconsin, stands the Bloomer Veterans' Memorial. There are several parts to this expansive veterans' memorial. First, there are five jet black granite tablets, engraved with veterans' names and conflicts, all set on matching granite bases. These tablets are each 8-feet long by 5-feet tall. The Bloomer Veterans' Memorial also honors those captured, missing, or killed in action with a POW / MIA / KIA monument. Black granite engraved with the names and conflicts of the veterans who sacrificed their lives for their country faces the concrete core of this 6-sided monument. On top of the monument is a bronze "Fallen Soldier" rifle / helmet sculpture. Three engraved, jet black granite and curved seat benches face the POW / MIA / KIA monument. Throughout the memorial, you will find engraved benches. Over 1,800 granite pavers covering the floor of the tribute completes this memorial. The Bloomer Veterans' Memorial was commissioned by the Boomer Visitor Center and Veterans' Committee.


Bloomington Veterans Memorial


Located in Bloomington, Wisconsin, this beautiful dedication to local veterans is built with six large, black granite tablets on bases. These tablets are arranged around the points of a star on the concrete pad it sits on. Each tablet is lettered with the wars or conflicts, emblems for each military branch of service, and almost 1,200 names of veterans from the Bloomington area. The memorial also includes a beautiful hand etching of the American Flag. A flag pole is erected in the center and four gray granite benches sit around the edges for visitors to rest and reflect.


Cadott Veterans' Tribute


Located at the River Country Truck Stop at highway 29 and 27, in Cadott, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Veterans' Tribute displays the United States flag, the Canada flag, and the Wisconsin flag, all on a hill overlooking a beautiful landscape. The three flags are joined by the five military flags: Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Sea Bee. Flags of the American Legion, POW/MIA, WACVO, Wisconsin Veterans Educational Committee, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV, and others are displayed. Respectfully, our Hmong and Canadian Allies have their colors displayed as well. This monument pays tribute to both the deceased and the living veterans and their families. The flags fly constantly, all year long, in honor of veterans and their loved ones. A Bell Cobra Gunship, an M60A3TTS tank, Civil War Cannon replicas, a 9-1/2 ton naval 3.50 Anti-Aircraft gun turret, a Pre-World War II 3-inch cannon and a forty-five-foot submarine periscope are all presently on display. At the base of each of the Tribute's 61 flags are granite flag-markers engraved with veterans’ names, their military affiliation, and / or donors’ names. The tribute also features several granite monuments, including:

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  • The Contributor's Stone

  • The Chippewa County Veterans' Marker

  • The Citizen Soldier Monument

  • The House of Heroes

The Cadott Veterans' Tribute was commissioned by the Wisconsin Veterans' Committee of Chippewa County.

Citizen Soldier Monument, at the Cadott Veterans' Tribute


Located within the Cadott Veterans' Tribute stands the Citizen Soldier Monument. The monument is a recent addition to the tribute. This monument was created to honor the citizen soldiers who showed tremendous courage and strength during the tragedy of 9/11, including all of the firefighters, police officers, EMTs, nurses, doctors, and all the volunteers who came to the aid of those in need that day. This black granite monument is over 14-feet long, 10-feet high, and weighs 76,000 pounds! Each side of the massive monument is hand-etched with scenes from some of the most intense moments from 9/11. On top of the monument is an eternal flame, burning 365 days a year. A walkway and granite benches are in the works for the future, as donations permit. The Citizen Soldier Monument was commissioned by the Wisconsin Veterans' Committee of Chippewa County.


Dunn County Veterans' Tribute


Located in Downtown Menomonie, Wisconsin is a concrete base that supports an engraved, black granite monument. The Dunn County Veterans' Tribute is topped with a sculpture of a globe and a soaring eagle. The Dunn County Veterans' Tribute was commissioned by the Dunn County Veterans' Committee.


Hank Aaron Tribute


Located at Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is the Hank Aaron Tribute. The large mahogany granite base of the tribute is topped by a bronze bust sculpture of Mr. Aaron. The tribute honors the minor league beginnings of one of the baseball's greatest heroes. The attached bronze plaque reads: “On June 14, 1952, Henry Aaron made his professional baseball debut here at Carson Park with the Eau Claire Bears. In his first two at-bats, he hit run-scoring singles in a game against St. Cloud, Minn.” Aaron is depicted here as the Bears' 18-year-old shortstop from Mobile, Alabama, wearing his number 6 jersey. He went on to hit .336 with nine home runs for the Eau Claire Bears, a class C minor league team. He made the all-star team and was Northern League Rookie of the Year. Two years later, in 1954, Aaron joined the Milwaukee Braves and hit the first of his major league record 755 home runs. He retired in 1976 with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1982, "Hammerin' Hank" was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Hank Aaron Tribute was commissioned by Eau Claire Parks & Rec.


Les Paul Sign


Located at the newly named Les Paul Middle School Central Campus in Waukesha, Wisconsin, this beautifully crafted sign is 5-feet in width and is almost 4-1/2-feet tall. Les Paul, born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, had many influential moments and inventions throughout his life. Most notably, he layered up to 24 tracks of recordings together for music. He was a man who was way ahead of his time. He partnered with Gibson Guitars to design a solid body guitar that has been used by top producing artist around the world. Les Paul Middle School’s sign was crafted from silver cloud granite, quarried in Georgia, USA. The Les Paul sign was commissioned by Innovative Signs of Waukesha, Wisconsin in conjunction with the Les Paul Foundation.


Mondovi Veterans' Tribute


Located near Mirror Lake in Mondovi, Wisconsin, this solemn veterans' memorial features seven black granite tablets of varying heights, set in a step formation, on a semi-circular concrete foundation. The tablets list the names and military information of local veterans. The Mondovi Veterans' Tribute was commissioned by the Mondovi American Legion & VFW.

Tributes to Fallen Law Enforcement Agents


Located throughout Wisconsin, you’ll find Tributes to Fallen Law Enforcement Agents. Many Wisconsin communities choose to honor the sacrifices of police officers and state troopers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Among others, we've had the honor to create memorials for:

  • Patrol Officer Michael R Baribeau, Rice Lake, Wisconsin

  • Trooper Deborah M McMenamin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

  • Deputy Jason Zunker, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Courthouse

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Tribute was commissioned by Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers and James Barnier.

Wisconsin Newspaper Association


This monument is located among the trees of the Newspaper Association’s Camp for aspiring journalists in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The monument’s five large tablets, each a massive 9-feet wide and 6-feet tall, list names of Newspaper journalists throughout the state of Wisconsin who had a large impact in the field; retired or passed away. There are also benches to commemorate people or businesses that have made large contributions to the camp and / or the sign project. Each sign is Dakota Mahogany, quarried in Millbank, South Dakota, USA. They have a sawn finish on each side and a natural rock pitch on the tops and sides.

Other Memorials and Tributes


In addition to all of the above-mentioned memorials, we have also had the honor of being asked to create the following incredible memorials and tributes, located throughout Wisconsin and the United States:

  • Baldwin, Wisconsin: Veterans' Memorial

  • Hayward, Wisconsin: St. Joseph's Church Belfry, Dedication to the Unborn Child

  • Cornell, Wisconsin: Cornell Police Tribute

  • Taylor, Wisconsin: Veterans' Memorial

  • Webster, Wisconsin: Webster Veterans' Tribute

  • Eau Claire, Wisconsin: Eau Claire County Courthouse War Memorial

  • Alma Center, Wisconsin: Veterans' Memorial Bench

  • Fall Creek, Wisconsin: Memorial & Donor's Monument

  • Hixton, Wisconsin: Veterans' Memorial

  • Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Rapids Firefighters Memorial

  • Luxemburg, Wisconsin: Luxemburg Bank and Veterans' Tribute

  • Rudolph, Wisconsin: Veterans' Memorial

  • Thorp, Wisconsin: St. Hedwigs Church Tribute

  • Stanley, Wisconsin: Stanley-Boyd Area Veterans' Memorial

  • Winter, Wisconsin: Veterans' Memorial

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