Mt Pleasant War Memorial – Charleston, South Carolina
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The park brings together history, recreation, tourism, and nature in one place. Along with this statue, you will find a large pier with a tackle and gift shop, a playground, an open-air sweetgrass basket pavilion, and lots of open green space.
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 war sculpture is of 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 Mt Pleasant Memorial Park. He designed this sculpture to represent the “contradictory emotions of loss and hope.”