Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Saint Paul
Minnesota

Minnesota State Capitol Mall
(John Ireland Boulevard)

Monument to the Living

Rodger M. Brodin
1982

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Description

3.5 m tall statue of hammered steel, portraying a nineteen-year-old soldier in full combat gear, asking a question that can be phrased a hundred different ways. For many of us it asks, "Why do you forget us?"

Inscription(s)

MONUMENT TO THE LIVING
by rodger m. brodin
"why do you forget us?"

presented by and for
the veterans of minnesota
dedicated may 22, 1982

Annotation

The statue is a monument to the living veteran. The monument came at time when veterans need a positive focus. It exposes the veteran in a very human way, with dignity.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 44°57'6" W 93°6'12"

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