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Remember Them: Champions for Humanity

12 years in the making, the Remember Them: Champions for Humanity monument is finally installed in the Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park in Oakland, CA. The epic bronze monument has been created in 4 sections so viewers can move around them and gaze at the breathtaking portraits of extraordinary people from every corner of the globe. It’s proof that good exists everywhere and that humanitarians come in all shapes and sizes … So what will you do to make the world a better place?


The original impetus for the creation of Remember Them: Champions for Humanity were the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Mario Chiodo added a figure of a NY firefighter to the monument as a tribute to the courage of those who selflessly came to the rescue. A piece of steel from Ground Zero was donated by the City of New York and is preserved within the fourth section.


The monument also includes sculptures of 14 Local Heroes and granite walls that share the artwork with the visually impaired. Curriculum and educational research sources around the topics of Remember Them are available on the project website: www.remember-them.org.


Castings from the Remember Them model and the full-size monument are available for purchase here. To request Mario Chiodo as a speaker at your event, please write to: info@chiodoart.com.

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown describes Remember Them as an,

“incredible symbol of humanity. Only in Washington D.C. Will there by anything,

frankly, that compares to what you have in downtown Oakland.”