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Joseph Pimentel of the Asian Journal, via InterAksyon.com, reports that, in June, a statue of the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, will rise in Carson City, California.
The report revealed: "The bronze Rizal statue, which is reportedly almost seven feet tall, will stand on top of a six foot granite base and will be the first in the International Sculpture Garden. The sculpture garden is the brainchild of City of Carson Mayor Jim Dear, funded by the Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement."
The report went on to quote Dear, who said that the spot where Rizal's statue will be placed—which is described as "the grassy area across the east parking lot of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center"—will be dedicated for public art. Dear also said that he "envisions a walking history museum where people can take their children to learn about heroes from around the world." He reportedly pointed out that "it just happens that the [Filipino-American community] wanted to display their national hero first."
For more on this story, read the Asian Journal article posted on InterAksyon.com.