Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Lion of Cantigny

The Lion of Cantigny, originally uploaded by Jim Frazier.

This is a new sculpture that they've installed at the visitor center to commemorate the battle of Cantigny in WW1 and the "Black Lions", the 28th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Division, that bore the brunt of the fighting. The artist is Stephen Spears. Cantigny was the first American victory of World War 1

I was leaving Cantigny Park late in the afternoon and noticed this statue. They hadn't even dedicated it yet so it was still on the ground and not on the pedestal. It's now oriented in a way, and elevated, so that I don't think this particular shot, with the background and light, can be taken again.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois

November 2008

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