American Legion to unveil sculpture honoring fallen heroes
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion will unveil a sculpture by Greg Wyatt , "Angel and the Dying Unknown," at a 2 p.m. ceremony today, July 25, in the lobby of its office at 1608 K St. NW.
Created as a tribute to the bravery and ultimate sacrifices of America's men and women who have served in uniform, the 7-foot-tall cast-bronze sculpture features a guardian angel cradling a dying unknown soldier.
Wyatt's work will remain in the Legion office's lobby for about three months; then it travels to Delaware for what is hoped to be a permanent home at Dover Air Force Base. "The American Legion is proud to have this sculpture -- a tribute to our fallen heroes -- on temporary display at our Washington office," said Fang A. Wong, the Legion's national commander. "And we are most pleased to host the unveiling event for Greg Wyatt , and enjoy his fine work of art, if only for a short time."
Wyatt's sculpture was recently displayed at Fort Monroe, Va., and the Rayburn House Office Building. "Angel and the Dying Unknown" is the fourth in a series of sculptures on permanent display at Arlington National Cemetery and West Point Museum.
Wyatt is a native of Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y. His father, William Stanley Wyatt , was a painter and fine arts professor at Columbia University.
The American Legion was founded on the four pillars of a strong national defense, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 14,000 posts across the nation.
SOURCE The American Legion
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