The Virginia War memorial

or more specifically, the shrine of memory

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Pictured above is the Shrine of memory, sculpted by Leo Friedlander in 1956, shortly after the Korean war. It depicts a woman in mourning (which is probably for the soldiers), and a flame at her feet, which i think symbolizes the tenacity of the American spirit. It yells "America was born fighting and we'll die fighting".

What's it tell us about history?

I don't think it tells us much about history, but it does tell us about how dedicated america is to the men and women who died for the freedom of everyone, american or not.

Where is it?

Between Oregon hill and Gambles hill parks, Located along south second street, right off East Byrd street and East Carry Street.
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