The Virginia War Memorial is a memorial dedicated to the soldiers who fell during some of history’s major wars. The Shrine of Memory has the names of close to 12,000 soldiers who died during the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War engraved on its walls, while the Memory Statue is located at the southern end of the Shrine. Designed by Leo Friedlander this majestic monument stands 23 feet tall.
The Torch of Liberty lies at the base of the statue and represents everlasting patriotism while a memorial of flying flags representing the divisions in combat flies at the south end of the memorial. Guided tours of the Virginia War Memorial can be arranged, and admission is free of charge.
Address: 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond, Virginia, Phone: 804-786-2060
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