America's Response Monument - New York, NY
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N 40° 42.625 W 074° 00.846
18T E 583278 N 4507079
Quick Description: A large equestrian statue located in Liberty Park in downtown Manhattan.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2018 8:48:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMYPBN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
aken from Wikipedia, "America's Response Monument, subtitled De Oppresso Liber, is a life-and-a-half scale bronze statue in Liberty Park overlooking the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Unofficially known as the Horse Soldier Statue, it is the first publicly accessible monument dedicated to the United States Special Forces. It was also the first monument near Ground Zero to recognize heroes of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The statue was conceived by sculptor Douwe Blumberg and first sold in 2003 as a small-scale, 18 inches (460 mm) version. In April 2011, an anonymous group of Wall Street bankers who lost friends in the 9/11 attacks commissioned a large, 16 feet (4.9 m) tall version. It was dedicated on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2011, in a ceremony led by Vice President Joe Biden and Lt. Gen. John Mulholland, commander of Task Force Dagger and U.S. Army Special Operations Command during Operation Enduring Freedom.

The statue commemorates the service members of America’s Special Operations forces and their response to 9/11, including those who fought during the first stages of the Afghanistan war. This operation led to the initial defeat of the Taliban in Afghanistan."

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