Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay for bringing the statue of Theodore Roosevelt created in 1921 by renowned sculptor Alexander Phimister Proctor, to be placed at the entrance to Oyster Bay.
On the day before he died, Theodore Roosevelt said to his wife, "I wonder if you will ever know how I love Sagamore Hill." Roosevelt died at Sagamore Hill on Jan. 6, 1919.
That seems to be true in relation to TR and this community. Oyster Bay is delighted to see the statue of Theodore Roosevelt at home in Oyster Bay. We, and everyone, are looking forward to Saturday, Oct. 29, to show our gratitude to Rotary and the TR Statue Committee for bringing Teddy home!
In 2004, Rotary International was celebrating the 100th Anniversary of its founding. In celebration of this milestone, the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay selected as its centennial project the placing of the Alexander Phimister Proctor statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance to the community. It has taken them two years to complete the project, but it was well worth the effort.
Seeing the statue itself is awesome. The photographs of the statue do not give the same sense of grandeur you get from the original.
Our congratulations to Rotary and all the members of the committee for their dedication and work to bring this project to such a happy conclusion.