Groundbreaking for “Eagle of Honor” this weekend in Council Bluffs


November 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Neola artist Russell Christensen works on a clay Eagle sculpture

Supporters of the Eagle of Honor project in Council Bluffs say a groundbreaking ceremony will take place this weekend for the Council Bluffs Eagle of Honor project titled “Freedom with Honor.”  The public is invited to the Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at the RailsWest museum lawn at 16th and Main St.  The Veterans Day parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Council Bluffs and the groundbreaking will follow the parade. Refreshments will be served. 

The Eagle of Honor project is a county-wide project to honor all Veterans of the Armed forces of the United States.  The Veterans memorial is designed to pay homage to the valor and bravery of Veterans and their families, who have served, are serving and will serve in the future.  

The eagle is a bronze American Eagle statue, 42 inches high, designed by artist Russell Christensen of Neola.  Every city within Pottawattamie County will have a different Eagle monument surrounded by a unique plaza or welcoming area. Council Bluffs is one of the last cities in the county to have an Eagle memorial built.  

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