Did you know Detroit has had its own personal version of the Jolly Green Giant since 1958? He’s known more commonly as The Spirit of Detroit, which was dedicated 62 years ago to the date. World renown sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks, rose to the occasion erecting the massive monument as symbol of the Detroit’s spirt of hope and progress. And what’s most interesting is that the statue’s name did not come from the artist, but Detroiters – who represent the family held in the sculpture’s right hand. So the next time your downtown, be sure to tell our right hand man, “What up doe!” Especially if its on a Wednesday.
Autumn in Detroit is such as wonderful time of year. From the leaves on the trees to the texture of one’s wardrobe, alterations are absolutely in the air. The fact of the matter is that change is sometimes uncomfortable although there’s a major overhaul underway in our city. And as our commitment to Detroit: Redefined remains, we hope you will fall for FIST4WRD as hard as we always fall for the city of Detroit.
FIST4WRD is pleased to fancy our fellow fists on World Gratitude Day! Detroit is a cultural gem faceted by historical beginnings and iconic endings. One of Detroit’s most impressive attributes includes most often serving as the final stop for slaves before reaching freedom by way of The Underground Railroad. With six months of underground-like uncertainty under our belts, gratitude has become the essential service of choice. And as we reinforce what it means to put your best FIST4WD, redefining Detroit publicly is an assignment that we take personally.
Fridays are definitely something special over at FIST4WRD. And we’re excited to announce our first F-Y-I-Friday by introducing our fellow fists to the Detroit we know and unconditionally love. We welcome you to explore our website, and invite you to follow up on September 25th for another exciting announcement. Follow up with us as we redefine Detroit one day at a time. And be sure to put your best FIST4WRD by using the many F-Y-I links throughout our website.