I benefited from a very informative description of the controversy and design behind this memorial. And to fully appreciate its power you need to similarly inform yourself. The memorial itself is simple in execution but full of symbolism - as I think a memorial should be. The two accompanying statues are something else. I thought them out of place. The set of male soldiers seemed to me to be like oversized action figure toys and superfluous to the memorial. The one of female war participants seemed disconnected to the memorial, and out of place. I felt that a memorial commemorating women could have been better integrated to the central monument.
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