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This sculpture by artist Stephen Spears commemorates the battle of Cantigny in WWI and the 28th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Division, referred to as the “Black Lions.”

On May 28, 2008, the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny, the McCormick Foundation and the Association of the 28th Infantry Regiment dedicated the statue “The Lion of Cantigny,” depicting a doughboy of the regiment advancing through the village. The 28th Infantry was the assault regiment in the First Divison’s attack, the first major US battle of World War I. The regimental coat of arms is based on the lions in the heraldic arms of Picardy, where Cantigny is; the regiment’s nickname is Black Lions.

Photo taken at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.

Long an avid admirer of artistic beauty, I have only recently embarked on the process of creating art. It is a passion, indeed, and one that provides nourishment for the soul.

Thank you very much for the visit, and I hope you enjoy the final product as much as I have enjoyed the creative process.

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  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature!

    – Brian Gaynor

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your Feature in AMERICAS~!! Honored to be among you.. AWESOME Image! :)))) stunning pov.. love it.

  • Debbie, thank you so much! I appreciate the support.

    – Brian Gaynor

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