South Dakota town unveils Barack Obama statue
Rapid City, S.D., unveiled a life-size statue of former President Obama on Saturday afternoon.
The bronze statue is the newest addition to the town’s City of Presidents, which places life-size statues of past U.S. presidents along the streets and sidewalks of Rapid City.
President Obama statue!! With daughter Sasha!! WOW!! Great work James Van Nyes!!! @VisitRapidCity #dobigthungs pic.twitter.com/mbUNL9bvRi
— Julie Jensen (@JulesSJensen) July 13, 2019
The statue, which was constructed by local artist James Van Nuys, took roughly two years to complete.
Footage shared online by the town’s department of tourism shows the statue being unveiled at a ceremony on Saturday. The statue shows a smiling Obama waving with one hand while holding hands with his youngest daughter, Sasha.
The foundation behind the City of Presidents also said an artist has been selected to create a statue of President Trump.
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