Statement by William Terbo at Dedication of Bust
of Nikola Tesla
January 28, 2007
Princess Elizabeth Karageorgevic
Ms. Mirjana Sovilj, PhD
Ms. Maria Wera Cedrell, Esq.
Ms. Svetlana Djokovic
Speaking for the family of Nikola Tesla
and for the Society that honors his name, I wish to commemorate the
dedication of your gift of the bust of Nikola Tesla to St. Sava
Cathedral. I am gratified that you have thought to honor the man for
whom I have labored for the past thirty-odd years to restore his name
to his proper place in world technological and social history. Your
generosity is very much appreciated.
I also wish to reflect on the artistic
skill that sculptress Marina Zivic has exhibited in transforming her
genuine respect and love for Nikola Tesla into her creation of this
work of art.
I want to thank Cathedral Dean Very
Reverend Father Djokan Majstorovic for his dignified dedication
program. And to thank the Cathedral congregation for their support
that brought event into being.
Your bust of Nikola Tesla is now
established in a proper and publicly accessible place in the City
where he lived and worked.
You may take great satisfaction in
providing an excellent example of an American of Serbian ethnicity
who demonstrated world leadership in the current context of world
difficulties for Serbs.
My most sincere congratulations to you
H. Terbo, Executive