07 May World War II Memorial

Photo of South Dakota World War II Memorial

The memorial consists of six bronze figures representing the branches of service in which South Dakotans served during WWII. They are portrayed as warriors fresh from battle; the memories burnt into them of the horrors and atrocities of war as well as, the acts of selflessness, bravery and valor. They are not intended to be spit and polish soldiers on parade, rather warriors in the field of honor. They are to be a reminder for all of us what would the world be like today if the United States of America and the Allied countries had not prevailed in World War II.  They are set on a peninsula that was constructed into Capitol Lake. The bronze warriors will face the current Korean and Viet Nam Memorials and flaming fountain. The figures are from 6 feet to 6 feet 7 inches in height. They weigh close to two tons. A native Dakota granite stone is in front of the bronzes and is inscribed with “South Dakota WWII Warriors: Why they fought—For Flag—For Country—For All of Us.”

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