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Hometown Hero | Sandy City Announces 400 lb. ‘I Have A Dream’ Statue

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Amazing new sculpture announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, on Martin Luther King’s Jr. birthday, Sandy City announced a sculpture coming later this year which will commemorate MLK Jr.’s famed “I Have A Dream” speech. The 400 lb., 8’9″ statue will stand on the south side of Sandy’s city hall building.

The statue was created by Utah sculptor, Stan Watts, and will be donated to Sandy City by its owner, Jason Lindsey of Santa Clara, Utah.

Sandy City is excited to announce the “I Have a Dream” sculpture, to be installed on the south end of City Hall later this year. The same location already includes the Hope Rising monument for 9-11. This statue was originally created for the Peacemakers Trail in New York (the pictures below show the installation there) and this copy will be a fantastic addition to the south end of City Hall. . The sculpture will be donated to Sandy City through the generosity of Jason Lindsey of Santa Clara, Utah. Utah sculptor, Stan Watts, created this sculpture and Monument Arts (a division of Colonial Flag, a Sandy business) will donate coordination of the installation. Colonial Flag owner, Paul Swenson, says of the statue, “This sculpture will be a fitting addition to the area and will hopefully draw school children into the area to acknowledge one of the great voices of civil rights in America’s history.” . For over a dozen years Martin Luther King, Jr. lived as a major cultural, political, and religious leader in our country. He gave us the hope that people would be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. He called on Americans to embrace their best selves. He led with moral authority, not violence. He built bridges between Americans by emphasizing our shared humanity. At this time of social and religious fragmentation, Martin Luther King, Jr. stands as a champion of bringing us together as a nation. #sandycity @colonialflag

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Colonial Flag owner Paul Swenson says, “This sculpture will be a fitting addition to the area and will hopefully draw school children into the area to acknowledge one of the great voices of civil rights in America’s history.”

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