Cy's Tribute, which honors our nation's armed services, is one of 30 themed, life-size Cy statues – nine on Iowa State property – set in place around town earlier this week. The CyclONE City tour is a project of the Ames Chamber of Commerce's 27th Leadership Ames class, timed to commemorate the city's sesquicentennial and intended to benefit local nonprofits. Statue sponsorship proceeds will be donated to the Emergency Residence Project, Mainstream Living, Youth and Shelter Services and the ISU Foundation to fund a student scholarship for an Ames resident.
Cy's Tribute was sponsored by the university and painted by artist Lou Wendel of Cedar Rapids. It's located on the north lawn of the Memorial Union. Statues will be on display through Dec 4. Photo by Amy Vinchattle.