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This large memorial honors those Virginians who lost their lives in service during World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. The memorial is currently being restored and enlarged. Two walls – one of stone and one of glass – contain the etched names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice; they are organized by war and county. In the corridor between the walls resides the large 23-foot tall statue known as “Memory.” This white marble statue depicts a mournful woman whose head is bowed and with one hand on her heart was sculpted by Joseph Campo and William Kapp. At the base of the statue is the eternal Torch of Liberty representing patriotism; the torch was lit by Virginia Medal of Honor recipients and their widows and mothers in 1956. The site overlooks downtown Richmond.
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