Benchmark events of the Statue of Enduring Freedom monument project.
October 2023 - Our new book, "America's Freedom Megaphone: The Case to Build the Statue of Enduring Freedom" goes to print!!! See our website for book details, description, endorsements and purchase options.
April 2023 - Post Hill Press (PostHillPress.com) owner Anthony Ziccardi formally agrees to publish project book; “America’s Freedom Megaphone – The Case for Building the Statue of Enduring Freedom.” Distribution will be via Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
February 2023 - Professional photographer/videographer Andre Shane (LavaGroup.consulting) is commissioned to take additional photos of the statue maquette with the sculptors at their Chicago studio. A sampling of these photos may be viewed on the project website under ‘The Monument.’
September 2022 - A.J. Rice, national publicist from Virginia (PubliusPR.com), and author of “The Woking Dead – How Society’s Vogue Virus Destroys our Culture”, is retained to secure a book publisher and promote the book upon its printing.
May 2022 - Book research and draft completed in Florida. Working title for book is “America’s Freedom Megaphone – The Case for Building the Statue of Enduring Freedom.”
March 2021 - Initial members of the Advisory Team are appointed:
- Kirk F. Hunsaker, former mayor of Santaquin City, Utah
- Carlissa Frederich, American Legion National Oratorical Contest winner (2018). Pre-med student. Paducah, Kentucky
- Gretchen Wollert, author, historian, educator. Newest book; “Born to Fight: Lincoln and Trump.” Southeast Wyoming
April 2020 - Project website work begins. Design provided by Website Pit Crew (WebCase.io). Hosted by Go-Daddy.com. Project URL is purchased and becomes FreedomAllianceLLC.com.
March 2020 - Freedom Alliance is organized as a private corporation by founder and military veteran Daniel L. Bolz.
May 2018- Official award granted to sculptors Anna and Jeff Koh-Varilla (KohVarillaGuild.com) for the Statue of Enduring Freedom. Three-foot clay maquette and Visitor’s Center design are completed.
January 2017 - A call-for-art national search previously sent to 270 top U.S. sculptors via NSS (National Sculptors Society) is concluded. Chicago sculptors, Anna and Jeff Koh-Varilla among the finalists.
December 2016- Extensive research begins on monument project.