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
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
includes singer, patriot Tony Orlando's inspiring song,
"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
Highrise Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization . . . with proceeds helping with its
mission in honoring our American Heroes.