A 16-foot bronze statue of a Special Forces soldier on horseback will be unveiled at today's Veterans Day parade, but after its trip up 5th Avenue, the 5,000-lb artwork's future is still up in the air.

Sculptor Douwe Blumberg's “De Oppresso Liber," a monument honoring the special operations troops who fought in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11, will be debuting on a float in the parade this afternoon. Later tonight, it will be moved to Battery Park City, where Vice President Joe Biden and Lt. Gen. John Mulholland will dedicate the statue in the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center. After that, things get tricky.

There was talk of installing the statue in Zuccotti Park, but then Occupy Wall Street happened. Then the statue's sponsors said they wanted it to live in the World Trader Center, but the Port Authority hasn't said yes to that plan. So now, it's temporarily heading to a lobby of 1 World Financial Center, whose owner, Brookfield Properties (the same group that owns Zuccotti Park), said they are "pleased to provide a temporary home" for the statue. After that, it's anyone's game.

Blumberg told his homestate paper The Oklahoman that he was inspired by a photo taken in 2001of a US special operations team on horseback in northern Afghanistan. The $500,000 sculpture was commissioned by anonymous group of individuals, including those who lost friends in the 9/11 attacks. “This job is something I'm emotional about,” he said. “This allows me to honor soldiers, capture a unique aspect of their service and then have the opportunity to put it in New York. I couldn't have scripted it better. This is super powerful for me.”