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GRCC's Freedom Eagle


On June 1, 2011, The Veterans Council commissioned the "Freedom Eagle" as a way "to honor and recognize the courage and sacrifice of all who serve in our armed services."

The unveiling took place the day after Memorial Day and prior to GRCC's Third Annual Coin Ceremony. The artwork was created by GRCC's Welding and Manufacturing departments. With the vision of local artist Greg Bartol, department head Scott Schreiber, and the collaborative efforts of the welding students, the "Freedom Eagle" was fashioned.

Students David Kosterman and Tina Shay of the manufacturing department, under the direction of department head Tom Tagliente, added the finishing touches with the dedication plaque.

The "Freedom Eagle" is located outside of the Holman Library and is a representation of our commitment to support students who have served to protect our freedoms.