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Archive Insider: Charles Lindbergh Bust

October 4, 2021

Charles Lindbergh bust given to Billy Graham August 13, 1982 at the Treasure Valley Billy Graham Crusade. Bust was made by Michael Garman 1973

Throughout 2021, we’ll be honoring our local heroes by showcasing items given to Billy Graham by law enforcement, fire, and military personnel throughout the course of his ministry.

A bust of Charles Lindbergh was given to Billy Graham at the Treasure Valley Crusade in Boise, Idaho.  The gift was presented to Mr. Graham by the United States Headquarters of the Twelfth Air Force. The engraving reads “In Appreciation to Dr. Billy Graham from Headquarters 12th Air Force, 13 August 1982”.

Lindbergh was an American aviator who made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him. But Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop. (source:

Billy Graham preaching at the Treasure Valley Crusade in Boise, Idaho. Over 100,000 were in attendance.

Billy Graham questioned the audience in Boise, “What are you committed to? Are you a committed person? Do you really believe in a cause?  Do you really believe in a person that symbolizes that cause. Why don’t you make your cause Christ? And follow him. He’ll never let you down.” Watch the whole sermon.

Interested in seeing more military memorabilia from Billy Graham’s collection? Plan your visit to the Billy Graham Library


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