Major Fredric Arnold devoted his life to helping people appreciate the incalculable human cost of war. His monument to the US Airmen killed in WWII was his way of communicating that terrible loss. It was fitting that he passed away on May 28th, 2018… Memorial Day.
He dreamed to see two of his sculptures exhibited to the public, one in Denver, the other in New Orleans. Your tax-deductible contribution will help support Major Arnold’s dream.
Please make your donation by sending a check or simply use the button below to donate to the project by credit card.
“Lest We Forget: The Mission” is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of “Lest We Forget: The Mission” must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only. See below for information about Fractured Atlas.
Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted. Every bit helps! Donations above $250 receive acknowledgement gifts which vary depending on Award Level. Any contribution above the value of the corresponding gift is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
How to Donate
By Check: Send your check, made payable to “Fractured Atlas” to:
“Lest We Forget: The Mission”
1630a 30th Street, #173
Boulder CO 80301
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If donating $1,000 or more: Whether contributing by check or credit card, your donation must be accompanied by a “Major Donor Letter”. You may email us using the Contact Us button above to receive a blank copy of this transmittal document, or simply click MajorGiftLetter to download a pdf copy, then return the completed form via email addressed to [email protected] If you wish to make a major tax-deductible donation by sponsoring one or more of the twelve life-size bronzes, please use the Contact Us page to get in touch.
From the Artist’s Son, Marc Arnold
I had the supreme pleasure of helping Dad during the last years of his life. His drive to honor the airmen killed in WWII was awe inspiring. When people sometime referred to the airmen who “died” in the war, he would gently correct them, “they didn’t just die, they were killed”. He bore the deep emotional scars of seeing and participating in the horrors of war first hand. I believe his passion for the project was a way for him to atone for his necessary but deeply regrettable role in that global melee of wanton destruction.
The message of peace is timeless. Thank you for helping Dad communicate his message to future generations.
The finished sculpture is now on display at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, Colorado. When preparations are complete, we hope to move the sculpture to a special exhibition location at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Whether we can cast a second bronze and make both locations permanent exhibitions depends on public support.
Thank you again for your interest. As word of Dad’s project gets out, Dad is constantly amazed and humbled by the outpouring of support.
About Fractured Atlas
Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions for the purposes of Lest We Forget: The Mission are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Fractured Atlas is the largest arts service organization in the U.S., reaching a network of more than 250,000 artists. Dedicated to empowering artists with the support they need to work effectively and thrive, Fractured Atlas provides funding, insurance, technology, education, and other services critical to building sustainable careers and organizations. Founded in 1998, Fractured Atlas is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit the Fractured Atlas at www.FracturedAtlas.org
Special Limited Edition of 50 Table-Top Bronze Sculptures of “TEENAGER”
For those who are able to consider a contribution at the highest award level (“Fighter Pilot” Level at $10,000), we have created a very special recognition award. Donors of $10,000 receive a Special Limited Edition “Table Top TEENAGER” mounted on a walnut base suitable for home or office.
Each sculpture’s edition number (1-50) ties it to a specific combat mission flown by Major Arnold as evidenced by a Certificate of Authenticity which references the specific mission as documented in Fredric Arnold’s 1943 logbook. A photocopy of the logbook is included which depicts all 50 combat missions, a rare artifact given that early in the war, only a small fraction of pilots stationed in North Africa survived 50 missions and returned from combat. Eight inches tall, “Table Top TEENAGER” is a small version of the life-size “TEENAGER” (figure number one of the twelve life-size figures that comprise “Lest We Forget: The Mission”).
Each of these bronze sculptures is individually numbered, signed and reserved as a gift to major donors. None will be sold. The edition size of 50 commemorates the fifty combat missions flown by Major Arnold during WWII.