Welcome to our blog. Take Me Home Huey is an ongoing multimedia project with the mission of honoring veterans and promoting healing through art.
So much has happened since artist Steve Maloney started the project in 2014. Steve was inspired to create the helicopter sculpture when he heard about the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War — initially established by Congress in 2008 and officially launched by President Barack Obama in 2012 — the staggering number of veterans who take their own lives. A Huey helicopter proved to be a perfect canvas to honor and thank our veterans since it is the iconic machine of the Vietnam War.
Did you know that the Take Me Home Huey project consists of more than a helicopter sculpture? It is also an award-winning documentary film and a powerful song. Now a book is in the making, to be published in 2021. Perhaps you saw Huey 174 on exhibit as it toured the country or you watched the Take Me Home Huey documentary when it aired on PBS nationwide.
Would like to know more? We hope you do! In the coming months, we’ll be posting lots of behind-the-scenes stories about the Huey from its heyday flying rescue missions in Vietnam, to its discovery in an Arizona boneyard, through its detailed restoration, and eventual rebirth as a work of art. To honor those who served.
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Your Take Me Home Huey (TMHH) team!