BOYS TOWN, Neb., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Boys Town's centennial, a new statue was dedicated today. This modern representation of the iconic "Two Brothers" statue was created by Omaha sculptor Matthew Placzek and is titled the "The Work Continues".
"We are delighted to unveil our new statue today," said Father Steven Boes, Boys Town National Executive Director and President. "This statue beautifully illustrates the diversity of the children and families that Boys Town serves."
Renowned Omaha sculptor, Matthew Placzek, created the 7 foot tall, bronze statue based on photographs of former youth. The new statue depicts a boy with a girl on his back. "The Work Continues" statues will be placed in front of the Boys Town Hall of History and at the Dodge Street entrance to the Boys Town campus.
The former "Two Brothers" statue has been moved to the Boys Town Hall of History, where it joins other artifacts from Boys Town's 100 year history. The public will be able to view the previous statue during museum hours.
The statue dedication is one of the many celebrations Boys Town is hosting in Omaha and at affiliate sites around the country to commemorate the organization's centennial.
About Boys Town
For 100 years, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs. In 2016, almost 500,000 children and families across the United States were impacted by Boys Town programs. This includes those who received services from Boys Town's residential programs as well as those served by the many varied programs that comprise the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Child and Family Services, including In-Home Family Services, health care services provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the Boys Town National Hotline. You can find more information about Boys Town online at www.Boystown.org.
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