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Statues in Arlington
Price of Freedom Sculpture
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A tribute to all of those who've died fighting for America has been added to the many tombs, mausoleums, eternal flames, and tireless guards that forever honor the more than 300,000 graves in Arlington Cemetery. Made in 2010, this slightly unsettling bronze sculpture tells the story of military service and sacrifice in America during World War II. The sculptor Greg Wyatt named it, "The Price of Freedom." The top item is an angel gently holding the figure of an unknown military figure that has died in battle. The center represents seven heroes of the war including a marine, an officer, a soldier, an airman, a cutter, a nurse and a common serviceman or woman like 'Rosie the Riveter,' in honor of the women who've worked in the armament factories. The bottom element is in the shape of a globe and represents the world during the war, complete with crowns, shields, badges and two patriotic eagles with open wings around the base of the sculpture. It is a particularly captivating piece if you look at it from behind, just before sunset, as the light from the sun filters though the figures.