Events and Gatherings for Transitioning Military Veterans

Lincoln

Emancipation Proclamation

"When you look at this piece, you can see the weight of the world on old Abe’s shoulders. The cost of putting a world together – and the loss of life, including his own – is too much for any one person to bear."

"And that’s what this piece represents. It’s him realizing the fact that that has occurred in his life. In order to put a more perfect world together – which is freedom and the end of slavery – he’s given everything he has".

"He’s standing in this field, with his head down, holding the 13th Amendment in his hand. An old rail splitter from Kentucky and Illinois. That’s what he was. And in a way, he did save the world".

"So did the son of a carpenter save the world? They’re two of a kind. There’s a lot of similarity between the Crucifixion and Lincoln. You look at this and you look at Christ on the Cross, and it’s the same feeling".

"They can’t understand why people crucify each other, like they did in the Civil War. But Lincoln made a country where they had no slavery, and where the word ‘freedom’ meant something".

"I am real proud to do this piece. It has all the style and technique I’m noted for, and the feel of Giacometti with the elongation I put in. I think it’s a beautiful piece".

…Gib Singleton

This amazing 9 foot bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln has been generously offered by Paul Zueger of Masters Gallery, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Working Warriors Group.

 

We still need to meet our commitment to Paul and Masters Gallery of earning the $100,000. in donation. Please help us meet this goal in support of our mission.

 

However, we've followed this great example of generosity, and now we have loaned this piece to the new VA, Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado until the goal has been met.

Thank you again to Paul and his wife Bonnie for their incredible generosity!

 

If you would like to take part in getting Abe placed in the VA permanently, please donate below to help us meet this goal.

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