Hang Tough 6-6-44

Jordan Brown is a 13-year-old World War II buff who embarked upon a campaign to ensure that the WWII vets who served on D-Day are memorialized. This blog follows his journey to Normandy, France to watch the unveiling of the Major Dick Winters monument that he helped raise money to fund.

Hang Tough: Dick Winters in Normandy - Sculptor discusses the memorial

Written by Tim Lambert, witf Multimedia News Director | Jun 5, 2012 10:52 AM

(Bayeux, France) -- Tomorrow will mark the dedication of the Major Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument outside the town of Saint Marie du Mont to help mark the 68th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. The Bronze sculpture is about 13 feet tall and the man who created it says it means the world to him, knowing the leader of the so-called Band of Brothers gave his blessing to the project. "You know, he's the man. I just wish he could have been here to see it. That would have made it that much more special," says sculptor Stephen Spears. As part of witf’s multimedia project, "Hang Tough: Dick Winters in Normandy," witf's Tim Lambert had a chance to chat with Spears at a hotel in the French town of Bayeux ahead of the unveiling.

Published in Hang Tough 6-6-44: A community blog

Tagged under , ,

back to top

Post a comment

Give Now

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »