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VFW Centennial Plaza - Kansas City, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 39° 04.029 W 094° 35.421
15S E 362415 N 4325431
Quick Description: This is the Veterans Memorial located at the VFW Centennial Plaza at the VFW National Headquarters.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2008 6:12:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM329C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
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Long Description:
From the VFW Centennial Plaza Website:
(visit link)

The plaza,which commemorates 100 years of "veterans helping veterans," features a life-size, two-figured bronze sculpture depicting a soldier transitioning into civilian life. The statue, titled Citizen Soldier, was created by Jim Brothers, a Lawrence, Kansas, sculptor. The bronze statue, sculpted on a one-and-a-quarter life-size scale, is two figures attached at the hip.

The two figures are of the same individual: one is a soldier fighting for his country; the other figure depicts the soldier today as a veteran and as a member of the VFW.

Rounding out the Plaza are five bronze tablets, which represent the VFW's founding fathers; recognition and remembrance of military duty; assistance to disabled veterans; community service; and our alliance with the Ladies Auxiliary and our partnership with today's youth.

The Centennial Plaza was dedicated on October 5, 2001.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Veterans Helping Veterans

Date of dedication: October 5, 2001

Who Put it Here?: VFW National Headquarters

Description of Memorial:
The Memorial has a central area with the statue. To the left, there are the bronze tablets with the National, State, and VFW Flags.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Marker Text: Not listed

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