National WWII Museum Ceremonies

Memorial Day, 2019

Fredric Arnold’s monumental seven year sculpture project culminated in a formal dedication at The National WWII Museum on Memorial Day 2019.

The event was hosted by senior officials of the museum and attended by more than 200 people.  Scroll down to find links that will take you to short videos of the following presentations:

Dedication Ceremony

Bob Farnsworth (Welcoming Remarks)

Marc Arnold (Significance of Monument)

David Pottruck (WWII: A Different Perspective)

Paul Masschelein (Gratitude From a European Point of View)

Mark Hyatt (Connections Across Generations)

Sculpture Unveiling

Memorial Service

Sculpture Unveiling

Lest We Forget: The Mission was unveiled at the National WWII Museum. Each of the twelve figures was unveiled by the sculptor’s family members. Click on the links below to view the unveiling ceremony.

Fredric Arnold Memorial Service

Immediately following the sculpture unveiling, Fredric Arnold’s Memorial Service was conducted to mark the one year anniversary of his passing. Click on the links below to watch addresses delivered by speakers to recognize the man and his works.