Lincoln statue moved after nearly a month delay

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An Abraham Lincoln statue is on its way to its new home at the Dayton VA.

The motorcade started from Mike Major’s studio in Urbana Tuesday morning before ending at Copp Systems on Keowee Street in Dayton.

The life-sized sculpture of Lincoln features the 16th president seated with a pen in hand along with the legislation he signed creating the National Soldiers and Sailors Asylum for Veterans, which is today’s VA.

“It’s a release to see one of our greatest presidents take the front page again and give us hope, give us a role model for selflessness and generosity, and for sacrifice in a time when we need that,” said Major.

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

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