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December 12, 2016
Carmel Couple Present Trump with Tribute
Gary and Emma Koeppel have presented President  elect Donald J. Trump with an Enduring Freedom Foundation Tribute
Gary and Emma Koeppel have presented President elect Donald J. Trump with an Enduring Freedom Foundation Tribute bearing an engraved plaque that reads:
A Tribute for Making America Great Again!

The tribute is a 14-inch replica of the original, seven-foot high by six-foot wide sculpture that they donated in 2006 to the Pentagon in Washington, DC where it is displayed at the Metro Entrance and seen by the Pentagon’s one million annual visitors.

Big Sur artist Robert Signorella was commissioned to create the sculpture for the Enduring Freedom Foundation, which creates patriotic artworks that honor those who serve in the five armed forces to protect America and our freedoms.

This year the Koeppels also donated commemorative tribute sculptures to all 33 Veterans Hospitals in the United States.



September 29, 2014
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Shows Appreciation For The Enduring Freedom Foundation
Robert MacDonald, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, invited Gary and Emma Koeppel to Washington to express his department's appreciation for their donation of 33 Enduring Freedom Tributes, one for each Veterans Hospital in the United States.

“This kind of support volunteered by patriotic citizens helps remind our veterans that their service and sacrifices in preserving America's freedoms are recognized and appreciated".

In 1990 Koeppel commissioned Big Sur sculptor Robert Signorella to create a monumental, 7-foot high by 6-foot wide, patriotic sculpture to honor American veterans from the Gulf Wars.

In 2006 General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, officially received the Koeppel's donation of the original monument where it now stands on permanent display at the Main Metro Entrance of the Pentagon where it greets the building's 900,000 annual visitors.

“Patriotic art in public places is one of the many ways we can pay homage to veterans who have given so much to preserve our liberties and way of life", commented Koeppel.

The Enduring Freedom Foundation was founded by Koeppel to encourage artists to create patriotic artworks to be installed in public places to honor the men and women in the five armed forces who serve to protect the enduring freedoms of America.

The Koeppel's have owned and operated several Coast Galleries in California and Hawaii since 1971 and have represented over 2,000 American artists and artisans during their career.




December 10, 2006
Enduring Freedom Tribute Lands In Pentagon
 
On Monday, December 4 the Director of Pentagon Displays, Danny Vaughn, and Enduring Freedom Foundation co-founder Gary Koeppel installed the Enduring Freedom Tribute in the Metro Entrance of the Pentagon where it now stands proudly on permanent display. It is the first thing that the 900,000 annual visitors see who visit and tour the Pentagon.

The installation completes nearly a year of events and planning since General Peter Pace initially accepted the Tribute at the recommendation of Danny Vaughn - a year which has seen the Tribute on display during the AT&T Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach and for four months at the Naval Postgraduate School, the release of porcelain and bronze commemorative sculptures in November and ended with the placement of the Tribute in its permanant home.

It has been an eventful year for everyone involved. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who participated in all of the years activities. As a new year dawns, we will continue our goal of placing patriotic artworks in public places to demonstrate our appreciation of the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces to preserve our enduring freedoms. Please take a moment to say a prayer for all those, past and present, who wear a uniform and protect us daily.



 
November 16, 2006
Enduring Freedom Commemorative Tributes Available
 
Enduring Freedom Commemorative Tribute

The Enduring Freedom Foundation has issued a limited number of Commemorative Sculptures available for Patriots who wish to express their appreciation for the men and women who protect America's enduring freedoms.




September 18, 2006
The Flight of the Eagle Event
 
The Flight of the Eagle Event was held on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 and a great time was had by all. We would like to thank everyone who attended as well as everyone who helped make the evening such a success. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Falling Angels skydiving team for the tremendous show that they put on.

Excerpts from the evening:



August 20, 2006
The Flight of the Eagle Event
A Star-Spangled Evening
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tehama Golf Club
Carmel, California

Enduring Freedom Foundation InvitationEnduring Freedom Foundation Program
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July 20, 2006
Monterey Bay Republican Women Federated
Cordially Invite You To A Special Luncheon & Viewing Of:


The Enduring Freedom Tribute

THE ENDURING FREEDOM TRIBUTE

At The Naval Postgraduate School
One University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943
Wednesday August 9, 2006
11:30am, photo opportunity - 12:00pm Luncheon
Featuring a guided tour of the Historic Del Monte Hotel
Crab Louis or Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast (served cold)
Served with Parker Rolls & Butter, Soup du Jour, Coffee & Hot Tea, Ice Cream or Sherbet
$17 per person
With Guest Speaker, Gary Koeppel
Founder of the Enduring Freedom Foundation

Join us for a unique and truly extraordinary opportunity, as we are welcomed to the Naval Postgraduate School to view the magnificent statue - Enduring Freedom, and enjoy a special guided tour of the historic Del Monte Hotel. The Enduring Freedom Foundation, which has applied for non-profit status that is currently pending review, is an organization dedicated to procuring and placing patriotic art in public places that demonstrate the American people's appreciation of the men and women of the Armed Forces. Enduring Freedom has recently been accepted by the Pentagon for permanent display in the Pentagon lobby in Washington. Don't miss your chance to view this amazing tribute before its “flight" across the country. Reservations are MANDATORY as a guest list must be submitted for security purposes. Be prepared to show your ID to the security guard. Carpooling is suggested and can be facilitated.

R.S.V.P. by August 4, 5:00pm ~ Pat Herrgott - (831) 375-3573



June 17, 2006
Enduring Freedom Tribute at Clint Eastwood's Benefit Golf Tournament called “
Enduring Freedom Tribute at Clint Eastwood's Benefit Golf Tournament called “The Eagle".


Enduring Freedom Tribute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Enduring Freedom Tribute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
 
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