An effort is underway to erect a statue honoring the service of former South Carolina governor Richard “Dick” Riley at a Greenville park.
“The city contacted us and indicated the city would love to see Dick Riley’s life’s work memorialized in the city center as part of its Art in Public Places in the form or an appropriate structure,” longtime Riley associate and friend Frank Holleman told South Carolina Radio Network.
Holleman said a permanent site has not been selected yet but he expects the statue will be installed within the next six months.
“Dick has had a great lifetime of service to Greenville and South Carolina and the country as a whole,” Holleman said. “But what he’ll always be known for most, I think, is his dedication to education for all people, and particularly for all children.” [Read more…]