Sons of the American Revolution continues to improve its Louisville, KY headquarters. I haven’t visited yet, but I intend to visit. They just installed their “Sons of Liberty 1775” Minuteman statue outside their newly renovated headquarters:


The 800-pound, 8-foot high bronze statue of the Minuteman holding a musket rests upon 19,000 pounds of quarried Kentucky limestone, material specifically requested by the artist James Muir.

Muir, of Sedona, Ariz., an Indianapolis native who has completed more than 60 life-sized monuments on display across the country and abroad, intends for the Minuteman figure to reflect duty, honor, courage, justice and truth.

This symbolic bronze statue was a gift to the national organization in 2009 from the Philadelphia Continental Chapter of the patriot organization at a reported cost of $50,000. The statue depicts a young Revolutionary War-era soldier standing ready with one foot elevated slightly on a rock.

The nonprofit patriot group is a kindred organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It has about 28,000 members, all men who can trace their ancestry to the Revolutionary War era. The organization was founded in 1889 and has had its national headquarters in Louisville since 1979.

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