Friends of Liberty Bronze Casting Memorial
A socially conscious memorial honoring our heroes, the Buffalo Soldiers of America
LANCASTERPa. , October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nationally Recognized Sculptors Becky Ault and Mike Cunningham of ART Design Group and their team have created the historic Buffalo Soldier Memorial which will be escorted by the modern Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Clubs of Lancaster Pennsylvania at Lakeland FL.
October 23rd you’ll hear the rumble of motorcycles through your neighborhood in every east coast state escorting the delivery of the fine arts bronze memorial honoring the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at Lakeland in Florida before being deployed on Cuba fight in the Spanish American War and win from Cuba freedom.
After three years of preparation, the heroic monument is the compilation of technology, art and history executed by Becky and Mike under the direction of Cynthia Haffeyexecutive director of Platform Art at Lakeland in Florida.
The project brought together groups of people from all walks of life, from the modern group of soldiers and veterans of Buffalo to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to the East Coast States to the Florida boarder. The Florida clubs will escort the Memorial to Lakeland Veteran’s Memorial Park, Lakeland in Florida for an inauguration/dedication November 12e at 10:00 a.m.. “Friends of Liberty” will honor all Buffalo Soldiers and is the first and only of its kind to be installed in Florida.
Manny Smallwoodpresident of the Harrisburg Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of PA and Richard Wilder of Buffalo Soldiers Florida, Inc logistically replenished each state’s escorts from Pennsylvania at Lakeland in Florida. They will be on alert October 23rd on the day of installation October 25e at Lakeland Veterans Memorial Park. We thank them for this massive undertaking and responsibility.
Cynthia Haffeyexecutive director of Platform Art, commissioned the work and managed the many details involving many organizations.
Don SelvageVice Chairman of the Polk County Veterans Council, and Cynthia Haffey chose Becky Ault of ART Design Group and ART Research Enterprises, Inc of Lancaster Pennsylvania as official artist to create the Monument.
The ART Design Group team has created public art such as the 911 Memorial in Ybor City Tampa Florida, the Detroit Tigers training camp in Lakeland, Florida, Gathering at Crossroads PA State Capital Harrisburg Pa, Museum of Natural History NY and Air & Space Museum Washington DC. Upcoming projects include K9 Sculpture Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department, Floridaand three major sculptures for Madison Wi at Union level crossings.
SOURCE Art Design Group