Next, I followed a path back to the Riverfront walkway. A majestic statue of a muse of hope leaned forward in front of me. “The Monument to the Immigrant” was created by sculptor Franco Alessandrini. The inscription read “dedicated to the courageous men and women who left their homeland seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life in a new country.” It was dedicated on March 19, 1995. And it was commissioned by the Italian American Marching Club.