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Oklahoma Artist to Present 'Sacrifice for Freedom' Memorial in Port Arthur, Texas Memorial Day Event

Contact: Tom McCay, Sacrifice for Freedom, 918-828-9700, info@sacrificeforfreedom.org   


WASHINGTON, May 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Artist/Designer Michael Letney has been invited to Port Arthur, Texas to participate in this year's Memorial Day Service. There, Michael will present the first "Sacrifice for Freedom" memorial to the family of Spc. Ryan Russell Berg, honoring Ryan's courageous service and ultimate sacrifice for our country.


Michael Letney, headquartered in Tulsa, OK, shares his vision of healing and uniting America through his original memorial design entitled Sacrifice for Freedom™.


Letney states, "We are not building a memorial to put in a park.  We have created a memorial that can go into the living room of the family of every fallen soldier so that we can show them that we appreciate the sacrifice that they have made for us and for our county. This artistic sculpture pays tribute to the heroes of the United States Armed Forces without regard to 'political aisle.'  This is not a political statement, but a moral issue. It is up to the citizens of this nation to give needed assistance and rise to our responsibility as Americans."


Letney's "not-for-profit" goal is to find sponsors from across the nation that will provide the necessary funds to memorialize fallen American soldiers. Each participating sponsor will provide a soldiers' family with a framed 3-dimensional sculpture to honor their loved one. Additionally a majority of the incoming funds will go to support these organizations:


FisherHouse.org and TAPS.org, providing Scholarships for the children of fallen soldiers and offering hope, healing, comfort and care during their time of need.


Letney said, "Many have told us that this effort will help bring about comfort and healing to these families. It will let them know that without a doubt, they are loved, supported, and appreciated by the people of America while at the same time it will assist with funding for these "front line" organizations."


 In an effort to help military families receive the benefits brought in by sponsorships, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (A.A.F.E.S) plans to provide space in their catalog to feature Letney's fundraising designs.


Letney met with and received verbal support earlier this year from Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma.


Sacrifice for Freedo is a tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, who have dedicated their lives and sacrificed themselves so we may live and celebrate our independence. As grateful citizens of this nation, we mourn the loss of these Heroes and honor them by pledging never to forget the sacrifice they made for our freedom.