Centennial Commemoration of the Departure of the 167th Alabama Regiment (Rainbow Division) to France
Date: Monday, August 28, 2017 09:00am
On August 28, 2017, a bronze sculpture of the Rainbow Soldier from British sculptor James Butler, RA, will be inaugurated in front of Montgomery Union Station from where, on that date 100 years ago, the 167th Infantry Regiment left Alabama to join the Rainbow Division and sail for France. This gift to the city of Montgomery is made by the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation through the generosity of longtime community and business leader Nimrod T. Frazer, Silver Star.
A previous bronze casting of this Rainbow Soldier was inaugurated in 2011 in Fère-en-Tardenois, near Chateau-Thierry. It stands on the site of the battle of Croix Rouge Farm (July 26, 1918), the second deadliest battle in Alabama history.
Join the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts in celebrating the Centennial of the departure of Alabama’s soldiers from Montgomery’s Union Station. Festivities include dedicating The Rainbow Division Soldier Statue at Union Station, Centennial celebrations, and a parade.
Location : Union Station
210 Water Street
Maxwell Air Force Base Sculpture Dedication
Dates: Thursday, April 06, 2017
On April 6, 2017 a bronze sculpture of Daedalus from British sculptor James Butler, RA, will be inaugurated at Maxwell Air Force Base on West Drive to commemorate the centennial of the WWI and the WWI pilots for whom the order of the Daedalians was established at Maxwell AFB in 1934. This gift to Maxwell AFB is made by the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation through the generosity of longtime community and business leader Nimrod T. Frazer, Silver Star.
A previous casting of this bronze Daedalus, the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, stands on the Victoria Gardens embankment in London.
To commemorate the centennial of the entry of the United States air service into World War One and the centennial of Alabama’s entry in to the war, join Maxwell Air Force Base in the unveiling of the new Daedalus sculpture by James Butler, R.A.
Location : Maxwell Air Force Base
Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL 36112