November 12, 2005
As diplomats and community leaders heaped praise on Ben Victor’s war memorial at Aberdeen Regional Airport, the local artist said that without the stories of veterans his sculptures wouldn’t be so meaningful or moving.
Aberdeen’s main Veterans Day program will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, the day before the holiday.
A seven and a half foot tall bronze sculpture created by Northern State University student Benjamin Victor is the showpiece at the Aberdeen Airport War Memorial Building. The commission was awarded to Victor after a competition which pitted the student against a wide range of regional veteran artists.
November 12, 2004
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – when in 1918 the “War to End All Wars” ended – more than 1,000 gathered Thursday to honor those who have served in the nation’s armed forces.
November 12, 2003
Behind proud melodies of patriotic songs and numerous rounds of applause, the roar of airplane engines and the whir of propellers could be heard at Aberdeen Regional Airport on Tuesday.
Travelers to the new Aberdeen Airport War Memorial Building after November 11, 2003 may be amazed at the seven and a half foot tall bronze sculpture of a soldier that greets them. These travelers may be equally amazed that NSU junior, Benjamin Victor, executed the sculpture.
Planes have been coming and going for more than two months, but Tuesday will mark the grand opening of the new terminal at Aberdeen Regional Airport.
June 9, 2003
Little Caleb Victor likes to stand and point up at the giant sculpture his daddy has been working on. Though it towers over the 1 1/2-year-old, he’s not scared of it.
March 12, 2003
A more than 7-foot tall soldier will stand watch over Aberdeen’s new airport. On Monday, the Aberdeen City Commission approved $100,000 to allow the creation of a bronze statue commemorating members of the Armed Forces.
Statues commemorating members of the Armed Forces could go in front of Aberdeen’s new multi-million-dollar airport terminal.