27 Oct A Majestic Bronze Statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Created by Big Statues LLC, is Added to the Famous Presidents Circle
The Presidents’ Circle is an assembly of five presidential bronze statues located at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, AZ. The privately funded bronze statues include Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Ronald Reagan. On Monday, October 17, another prestigious and influential president was added to the circle.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd United States President only U.S. president to be elected four times. Better known as FDR, he had such a profound impact on the nation and the world that he is widely recognized as one of the transformational figures of the 20th Century and one of America’s best presidents. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. He created the New Deal, a program that changed our country that was suffering from the Great Depression. The New Deal helped in so many areas, including jobs for the many unemployed people. His programs brought relief, recovery and reform to a country that desperately needed it.
Members of the city board for Fountain Hills, Arizona, wanted to add this great American hero to their collection of influential individuals who helped develop the growth of America and the citizens of this particular city. They felt that FDR would be the perfect addition. They have decided to name this statue “Strength to our People”, which was prominently displayed as a major focus in the actions of this dear President.
Matt Glenn, President and head sculptor of Big Statues, is extremely honored to have been chosen out of many artists to be the one to bring this idea to life. “He was such a great man, and influenced the life of my family, and many others, in countless ways. This is a true honor.” Matt Glenn put everything he has into portraying the great qualities of FDR in this special statue. “Working on this piece was a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s not everyday that you get a chance to create a statue of a President of the United States of America, especially one that was loved so much.” The statue is now on display to the public and will stand as a monument of strength for generations to come.