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Veterans memorial statues mark 150th anniversary of end of Civil War

Brazos Valley, Texas has gained two new veterans memorial statues in commemoration of the American Civil War. They depict soldiers on opposing sides, and were unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday attended by about 200 people. Most importantly of all, rather than reminding onlookers of the indignity of slavery, the statues paid tribute to Union […]

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Buffalo Bills announce plans for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. statue

When, on March 25, 2014, the 95-year old Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. passed away, the news sent shockwaves through the community of followers of the National Football League (NFL) team that he founded and owned, Buffalo Bills. Wilson was the oldest owner in the NFL at the time of his death, but more than that, […]

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Vietnam War hero from Opelika receives military statue tribute

Here at Big Statues, whenever we hear news of the unveiling of a new military statue on these shores, we cannot help but be full of admiration for the honored, such is our respect for their service to our country. The situation is no different with regard to the bronze sculpture depicting Medal of Honor […]

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Atlanta Hawks pay tribute to Dominique Wilkins with new statue

If one were to rank all of the living American basketball stars worthy of custom bronze statues, Jacques Dominique Wilkins should surely be pretty high up the list. After all, not for no reason was the nine-time NBA All-Star nicknamed ‘The Human Highlight Film’ during his almost two-decade long professional career: he remains one of […]

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Hero Newport Beach lifeguard could soon be immortalized in bronze

The surfers who routinely flock to Newport Beach in California may soon be greeted by a life size statue commemoration of one of the beach’s true heroes in recent times, the late lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died while rescuing a stricken swimmer last July. News of the possible statue of Carlson, who was just 32 […]

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Both of Oregon’s U.S. Capitol statues could be replaced

National Statutory Hall in Washington, D.C. may currently be home to two historic statues representing Oregon, but a state committee has recommended that both be brought “home” and replaced in the U.S. Capitol by two new sculptures. In news that will interest many of those considering custom made bronze statues from Big Statues, a four-member […]

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Fundraiser brings statue of Philly WWII veteran closer to reality

Friday night saw the holding of a beef-and-beer fundraiser for what was unquestionably a very worthy cause – a campaign to have a statue erected in Philadelphia of World War II veteran William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, whose experiences were immortalized in the hit HBO series Band of Brothers. Born in South Philadelphia, Guarnere lost a […]

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Call for statue of Sir Winston Churchill in town where he began career

The latest news related to custom bronze statues across the Atlantic will always interest us here at Big Statues, and our eye was certainly caught by the news of a campaign for a statue of the late, great former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill, in the English town of Oldham, Lancashire. […]

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2014 gave Statue of Liberty best visitor figures since 9/11

The Statue of Liberty may be one of the most instantly recognizable custom sculptures on the planet, but it’s certainly not become over-familiar to the millions of people who pay it a visit every year. That was certainly well evidenced in 2014, which saw 4.2 million people visit the statue and Ellis Island, the highest […]

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Artist selected for reduced-price $200,000 Edison statue

One of Ohio’s custom bronze monuments in the U.S. Capitol in Washington is being replaced with a new statue representing the world-famous inventor-entrepreneur Thomas A. Edison. Now, we not only have news on the identity of the sculptor’s creator – Alan Cottrill of Zanesville – but also a new expected price, which marks a significant […]

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