Franklin College statue has shown many colors

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For the past month, Ben Franklin has been Franklin Strong, covered in blue paint and wearing the names and jersey numbers of two teens who died in June.

But in the past, Ben’s also been pink with a white bra for breast cancer awareness. He’s sported red and white stripes with the message “Where’s Waldo?” He’s masqueraded as Peyton Manning in a No. 18 Indianapolis Colts jersey. And Ben’s dressed in camouflage to support troops serving around the world. In between those wardrobe changes, he reverts to a standard gray from head to toe.


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