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Standing Guard at The Wall

This is one of the three soldiers standing eternal watch at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The "Three Servicemen" statue at the Vietnam Wall was created by Frederick Hart and sits on a rise above what has become known as "The Wall."

Hart said his goal was to create a sculpture that would be a moving evocation of the experience and service of the Vietnam veteran. He described it this way: "The portrayal of the figures is consistent with history. They wear the uniform and carry the equipment of war; they are young. The contrast between the innocence of their youth and the weapons of war underscores the poignancy of their sacrifice. There is about them the physical contact and sense of unity that bespeaks the bonds of love and sacrifice that is the nature of men at war. And yet they are each alone. Their strength and their vulnerability are both evident. Their true heroism lies in these bonds of loyalty in the face of their aloneness and their vulnerability."

He watches over more the 58,000 on the wall, never sleeping or shirking his duty. I feel better knowing he is there.

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