- "How many hours are in a day when you don't spend half of them watching television? When is the last time any of us really worked to get something we wanted? How long has it been since any of us really needed something we wanted? The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled, no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to start living."
- —The inscription at the base of the statue.[src]
This statue was constructed after the death of Rick Grimes to honor his memory. There is an inscription on the base of the statue, that is one of the speeches Rick Grimes gave years ago. The statue was placed in front of the courthouse, where Rick famously delivered a speech that stopped the Commonwealth from descending into a civil war. According to Carl, the statue makes Rick look more epic than he did when he originally delivered his speech.