Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Pierre
South Dakota

E Broadway Avenue
(Capitol Grounds)

World War II Memorial

Flaming Fountain Memorial
Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby
2001

Pierre /  World War II Memorial   Pierre /  World War II Memorial

Description

Six life size, historically accurate statues of soldiers representing the military branches in which South Dakotans served. From left to right:

The statues are set on a peninsula built into Capital Lake. In front of the memorial is a flowing artesian well. This warm water fountain flows into Capitol Lake. The fountain serves as a centerpiece for the Korean and Vietnam War Monument (north of the fountain) and the World War II Monument (south of the fountain on a peninsula)

Inscription(s)

South Dakota
World War II
Warriors

They fought
For Flag
For Country
For Us

Signature

Most statues are signed: lee leuning & S. Treeby, 2001

Annotation

This is the first monument to World War II Veterans by any state in the Union.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 44°22'0" - W 100°20'38")

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