Abraham Lincoln statue escort gets postponed due to rain

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials have delayed the moving of Mike Major’s Abraham Lincoln statue due to rain and will update the public with a new move date.

The statue planned for the Dayton Veterans Association campus will move to a new location to finish another step before installation.

The statue will move from artist Major’s studio in Urbana to Copp Systems in Dayton.

Major’s life-size sculpture of Lincoln features the president seated with a pen in hand and legislation he signed creating the National Soldier’s and Sailor’s Asylum for Veterans which is today’s VA. 

Major also created the Lincoln statue on Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. 

Plans call for the Lincoln statue to be dedicated on the Dayton VA grounds later this year. 

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