Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The bronze statue of the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens shows him smiling and sitting on a bench with his arms outstretched welcoming visitors.
Hundreds of people joined the former Senators family to dedicate the Statue to commemorate the Alaskan of the Century at the Ted Stevens International Airport. The airport was named after him by the legislature in 2000.
The Ted Stevens Foundation spearheaded the project as a reminder of the senator's contributions.
Among the speakers were Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Rep. Don Young, and current Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan.
A quote from Sen. Stevens was placed in the brochure for the ceremony.
"We live in a profound moment in Alaska's history. This is a chance for real, lasting change. It is our opportunity to make the kinds of contributions which could forever alter the course of our state. This is not a moment to look back at the past. We need to look ahead and dedicate ourselves to the hard work that will build our future."