Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Three Servicemen Statue

Three statues representing soldiers in Vietnam.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Three Servicemen Statue

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The Three Servicemen statue and flagstaff were added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1984. The statue depicts three American servicemen and the things they carried. Sculptor Frederick Hart's goal was to create a moving evocation of the experience and service of the Vietnam veteran. As Hart described the sculpture, "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...Their strength and their vulnerability are both evident."

The base of the 60-foot flagpole contains emblems of the five services of the military. On it flies the American flag and the P.O.W. M.I.A banner beneath it. 

National Mall and Memorial Parks , Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Last updated: December 13, 2022