Bear to Remember – WWI and earlier
Remembering those who served by Diana Benoit
2018 Cairo Bear #14
Sponsored by: Richard’s Funeral Home
Description: The inspiration for my bear was to pay respect to Cairo’s Hometown Heroes. I quickly became aware that there were too many pictures to place on just one bear. That is why I have narrowed the first one down to the time frame of WWI and earlier. I researched American WWI GI”s and with the help of the National WWI Museum was able to place several authentic WWI replica items on my bear. I plan to do several other bears in the future to accommodate all of Cairo’s Hometown Heroes.
Thanks go out to The Cairo Historical Society for allowing us to use the Hometown Hero banner images for this bear!
About the Artist: I live in Cairo NY and have recently retired from the New York State Police where I was the Senior Investigator in Highland, NY. I am the Co/President of the Cairo Development Foundation.