Magazine article VFW Magazine

WWI Memorial Design Unveiled

Magazine article VFW Magazine

WWI Memorial Design Unveiled

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A VFW representative was on hand Feb. 21 in Washington, D.C., when the design for the nation's World War I memorial was displayed to the public. During the unveiling, John Towles, director of VFW's National Security and Foreign Affairs, met with the memorial's artist, Sabin Howard.

"He said the sculpture is not simply about paying tribute to those who answered the call," said Towles, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. "Rather, it's about engaging people and educating them about the sacrifices and hardships endured by our great nation and the long-term impact that the war had on our country."

Howard's design, entitled "A Soldier's Journey," symbolizes the Doughboys' collective transformation from raw recruits, to battle hardened veterans, to productive citizens who came home "changed" by their "passage through peril. …

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