Eagles on parade: Veterans Count will auction off custom-painted eagles

The eagles have landed.

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Did you see the decorated eagle statues on display at Chunky’s in Manchester? Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH – In 2016, the Seacoast Chapter of Veterans Count hosted an Eagle Parade, and selected the American bald eagle as their sculpture of choice. The bald eagle was chosen for its majestic beauty, great strength and long life. This year, the Manchester Chapter will be hosting an Eagle Parade.

Each four-foot-tall fiberglass eagle was designed and painted by selected artists across the region. Many pay tribute to our military in their patriotic designs, while others reflect original, vibrant, humorous, and in some cases, offer a reflection of the beauty of Manchester.

A few of the eagles were influenced by local celebrities and sports teams.

Eagle, selected for its majestic beauty and strength.

This public art project will raise funds for our veterans, service members, and their families. 

After the exhibition, which will last for several months, the eagles will be auctioned off on December 7, 2017 and the proceeds will go to Veterans Count. When you participate in the 2017 S.O.S. Eagle Parade, you’ll feel good knowing that .90 cents of every dollar raised will go directly to providing emergency funds and services to our New Hampshire military families.

You can view renderings of all of this year’s eagle statues, which are up for grabs, by clicking here:

In all, 25 fiberglass eagles were decorated and are ready for auction.

The Veterans Count Mission

To provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families, to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.

To learn more about Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals, please visit www.vetscount.org/nh.

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