Heritage Park Memorial Plaza, along Bayou Bonfouca Slidell Louisiana
2010. Dedicated Aug. 27, 2010
Doherty, John, 2011.
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This sculpture recognizing the triumph of Slidell over the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina consists of a large steel pipe, thirteen feet four inches high and twenty-four inches in diameter, topped with a small fleur de lis. A hurricane symbol is incised on the side of the pipe at the seven foot mark to indicate the water level in Heritage Park in the wake of the storm.