In mid-September of this year my life size bronze sculpture of a saluting Air Force Sergeant was delivered and installed at American Veterans Park in West Point, Nebraska. The saluting sculpture is permanently installed on a grey granite base and is the 7th large scale sculpture that I have at the quarter acre park, with three more left to sculpt. The 6 foot tall bronze statue is dedicated to all active soldiers and veterans but it is also dedicated to Bernie Hunke, a long time resident of West Point, veteran, active community member, husband and father. Bernie had modeled for the sculpture a couple of months before he tragically passed away. The sculpture is significant in this town of around 3500 because of who Bernie was and what he did for the community.