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Vietnam War Memorial, Memorial Park, Apalachicola, FL, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 29° 43.835 W 084° 59.369
16R E 694451 N 3290624
Quick Description: This Vietnam War Memorial Park features a replica cast of the famous Three Soldiers Statue (original statue is in Washington, D.C.)
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 8:05:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JYX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member waypointazoid
Views: 14

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"In July of 2008 Apalachicola unveiled this stunning statue at the newly dedicated Veteran's Memorial Plaza. The park and the statue came to Apalachicola by way of native son, Jimmy Mosconis, a decorated Viet Nam veteran. The statue is cast from the same molds used to craft the Three Servicemen Statue at the Viet Nam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC. The installation of the statue marks the first installation of public fine art for our city, and it has set the bar extremely high. The city of Apalachicola and it's citizen's are proud and honored to be the home of this poignant and very beautiful tribute to those who served our country."

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Copied from the Statue:
"The portrayal of the figures is consistent with history. They wear the uniform and carry the equipment of war; they are young. The contrast between the innocence of their youth and the weapons of war underscores the poignancy of their sacrifice. There is about them the physical contact and sense of unity that bespeaks the bonds of love and sacrifice that is the nature of men at war. And yet they are each alone. Their tru heroism lies in these bonds of loyalty in the face of their aloneness and their vulnerability. Frederick Hart (September 20, 1982)"

Copied from the Memorial:
"Three Soldiers detail statue was dedicated this 12th day of July 2008 in memory of those person from the south who valiantly served their country during the Vietnam War (1959-1975). Their commitment to their country, to freedom and to each other will long be honored by this memorial which represents for all time, the human face of those who served. This sculpture is a detail cast from the original molds of Frederick Hart's (1943-1999) Three Soldiers Statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1984). The Estate of Frederick Hart and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund collaborated in the production of this unique work, cast in 2008."

Placed by:: The Estate of Frederick Hart and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Date Placed: 07/12/2008

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