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The Logo

The Augusta Chiwy Foundation logo, elegant in its simplicity, was designed by Martin King’s son Ashley. Inspired by the story his father spent years researching and writing, Ashley used hands of different colors to represent the story’s two central characters—Jack Prior and Augusta Chiwy. The hands meet, just as Jack and Augusta did, to form the shape of a heart, a symbol of both their compassion and the relationship they formed during the long days and nights they spent caring for U.S. GIs during the Siege of Bastogne. The irregularity of the images and the intentionally unsophisticated style of the design reflect the turmoil of those dark days in World War II and serve to remind us that Jack and Augusta, despite their courage and devotion to duty, were imperfect people, like all of us, who did extraordinary things when called upon to do so.

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