The Bex Eagle sculpture

The Bex Eagle sculpture, Washington DC, public art, Lorenzo Ghiglieri

Public Art : The Bex Eagle sculpture

Sculptor: © Lorenzo Ghiglieri

Description:

Date Unveiled: The Bex Eagle was dedicated on May 3rd, 1982.

Commissioned by : Brian Bex, of the American Communications Network commssioned the piece and then gave it to the National Wildlife Federation, who in turned gave it to the National Park Service to commemorate the bicentennial of the eagle as the nation's symbol (1782-1982).

Location : The Bex Eagle is located in the NW corner of Pershing Park in Washington, DC, USA.

Inscriptions:

"THE BEX EAGLE"
ORIGINAL BRONZE BY LORENZO E. GHIGLIERI
1980

FREEDOM'S SYMBOL

FREE MEN MUST RE-DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM. THEY MUST UNDERSTAND WITH A NEW CERTAINTY OF CONVICTION THAT THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM IS THE CAUSE OF THE HUMAN INDIVIDUAL. HUMAN INDIVIDUALITY IS THE BASIS OF EVERY VALUE --SPIRITUAL, MORAL, INTELLECTUAL, CREATIVE -- IN HUMAN LIFE.

FREEDOM IS THE RIGHT TO ONE'S SOUL; THE RIGHT OF EACH PERSON TO APPROACH GOD IN HIS OWN WAY AND BY HIS OWN MEANS. IT IS A MAN'S RIGHT TO POSSESS HIS MIND AND CONSCIENCE FOR HIMSELF. TO THOSE WHO PUT THEIR TRUST IN FREEDOM, THE STATE CAN HAVE NO SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE MIND OR SOUL -- MUST BE THE SERVANT OF MAN'S REASON, NOT THE MASTER.

 

THE BALD EAGLE
PRESENTED
BY THE
NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
AND
AMERICAN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE BICENTENNIAL OF OUR
NATION'S SYMBOL
1872-1982

 

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