Sam Nielson's Statue of Responsibility Fundraiser Page
To me, responsibility means that you are being a leader.
With this project, I am helping my class raise money to build the Statue of Responsibility. This is going to be a statue that is on the west coast of the United States, to match the Statue of Liberty on the east coast.
I think it is important to build this statue because it will show everyone who sees it how important responsibility is.
What is Responsibility?
The Responsibility Foundation has made the Building Responsibility its sole purpose. It exists to Educate, Engage, and Elevate the ideal of Responsibility as conveyed by world renowned author, psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Viktor E. Frankl: his philosophy states we ALL have a responsibility and a stewardship, to ourselves, our neighbors, our communities, our country, and to the world to preserve our rights and our liberties into the future.
One of the greatest movements of the nineteenth century resulted in the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, being placed in the New York Harbor. The pedestal upon which it sits was paid for in part by the school children of America. They collected pennies, dimes, and even chickens to present the most well-known legacy of Liberty to the world. She was dedicated in 1886 by President Grover Cleveland and millions of Americans have been inspired by her as a symbol of the standard of Liberty ever since.
World renowned author Dr. Viktor E. Frankl suggested a statue of responsibility be built on the Pacific Coast of the United States to bookend the Statue of Liberty on the Atlantic Coast. This would make the United States a physical metaphor for the equation:
Responsibility + Liberty = Freedom
Together these monuments will elevate all who see them as beacons of hope for a better tomorrow and complete the formula.
Our Foundation exists to shine a light on the responsible acts that happen every day…and by doing so…inspire more to take place. What will be your legacy of responsibility?