Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Three Soldiers

Title

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Three Soldiers

Description

The Three Soldiers statue sits a few feet from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. This statue was added after the Wall opened to complement it and to offer an alternative memorial for critics who disliked the non-traditional design of the Wall. The sculpture's 3 soldiers represent the diversity of the US military by including a Caucasian, African American, and Latino American whose service branch is intentionally ambiguous. Together, they face the Wall of the fallen.

Creator

Date

1984 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

Just larger than life-size

Type

Description

The Three Soldiers statue sits a few feet from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. This statue was added after the Wall opened to complement it and to offer an alternative memorial for critics who disliked the non-traditional design of the Wall. The sculpture's 3 soldiers represent the diversity of the US military by including a Caucasian, African American, and Latino American whose service branch is intentionally ambiguous. Together, they face the Wall of the fallen.

Creator

Frederick Hart

Date

1984 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1980-1999