Local man donates hand sculpted eagle to American Legion Post 75 ahead of Veterans Day

As Veterans Day approaches one local man in Delphi is choosing to show thanks to our vets in a unique way.

Posted: Nov 10, 2019 4:33 PM
Updated: Nov 10, 2019 11:56 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—It's a gesture that will never be forgotten.

"It just felt right in the moment,” Chiafos.

Chaz Chiafos, 27, donated a hand sculpted eagle to the American Legion Post in Delphi.

"I saw an eagle that I really like and I liked the wings and the shape of the whole eagle,” said Chiafos. “So I decided I liked to try that first and it kind of took off from there."

Chiafos has only been sculpting for a month. Creating this piece was just a trial run that hit home for the people of the American Legion Post 75.

"I just felt like this eagle belonged up here to where it could be appreciated by such an amazing group of people the way it has been so far,” said Chiafos.

Post Commander Michael Sanson said he was in awe.

"When I saw the picture, it’s awesome,” said Sanson. “I mean to take the time to sculpt an eagle like this. It's truly a lot of work."

Sanson goes onto say he hopes this sculpted eagle will send a positive message to those in the community.

"I would love to see them just stop and look and come on in and enjoy the atmosphere we have here at this post,” said Sanson.

The post plans to place American Flags near the sculpted eagle soon. Chiafos said he wants people to take away a deeper message.

"I hope that they look at this and honor vets and what they've done for our country and the sacrifices they've made that they didn't even have to make,” said Chiafos.
Chiafos also owns his own landscaping business that he’s done for ten years called Hardscape Unlimited Construction.

He hopes to continuing sculpting and giving back to the community.

For more information on the American Legion Post 75 in Delphi click here.

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