Memorial Waterfront Park – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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The Memorial Waterfront Park, located along the Cooper River in Mount Pleasant, brings history, recreation, and nature together in one place. Along with the war memorial itself, you will find a large pier with a tackle and gift shop, a playground, an open-air sweetgrass basket pavilion, and lots of green space.
This statue is the centerpiece of the Memorial Waterfront Park. The park honors local war veterans and has stunning views of the Ravenel Bridge and the Cooper River.
As you approach the 1250-foot long pier, the war memorial pictured above is to the right. The names of dozens of local war veterans who were killed in action are displayed alongside the sculpture.
The sculpture depicts a grieving woman holding a folded American flag in one arm, and resting her other arm on a combat helmet and rifle. Famous sculptor Raymond Kaskey, who is known for creating the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC, created this sculpture especially for the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. He designed it to represent the “contradictory emotions of loss and hope.”
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Address: 71 Harry Hallman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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