Building a Monument to First Responders

Art Clark comments on the death of Bin Laden

I was in touch with Art Clark tonight and told him about the US reaction to the news of Bin Laden’s death.  I asked if he had anything to share for the blog, and this is his response:

Dear Friends of the Memorial:

By now you have heard the news that Osama Bin Laden has been killed.  I can tell you that it has given all of us here in Afghanistan a renewed commitment to the work that still lies ahead.  

While it takes a while for news from Oak Lawn to reach me, I look forward to getting up dates on the progress of the Memorial. I hope today’s event will inspire everyone there to help to complete this mission as well.

Looking forward to hearing news that you are still charging ahead.



It was Art who had the initial idea to bring the beams to Oak Lawn.  Art received word of the beams being released to Oak Lawn at the same time as he received word that he would begin his 4th tour of duty in Afghanistan.  He is not able to view the blog or get news on the internet about our project’s progress, but he is following it through regular email updates.  Great job troops!  Thanks a bunch for the comments, Art!

Art Clark, pictured just before his 4th deployment to Afganistan, shares remarks from Afghanistan on the news of Bin Laden's death.

You can see Art’s interview here:


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