Richard Daniel Clark started a doodle on the back of an American Airlines napkin while flying past Manhattan . . . That napkin doodle after 11 years of refinement went on to become a masterpiece called "American Highrise" that is eight feet in length.
American Highrise became a "once every 200 year" piece of Americana when it was selected to commemorate the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural in 1989.
Then on the first anniversary of September 11, 2001, a quarter of an acre reproduction of the historic image (above) was unveiled in Branson, Missouri on the back wall of The Grand Palace Theatre. The American Highrise Monument now stands as a tribute to the spirit of freedom although challenged will always remain victorious.
The American Highrise Monument dedication ceremony video includes singer, patriot Tony Orlando's inspiring song, American Highrise.
"American Highrise is a statement that honors God, Country and Service." Richard Daniel Clark
American Highrise shirts and other collectibles are also available for purchase at American Highrise Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization . . . with proceeds helping with its mission in honoring our American Heroes.