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World War II Memorial

Flaming Fountain Memorial
Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby

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Six life size, historically accurate statues of soldiers representing the military branches in which South Dakotans served. From left to right:

The statues are set on a peninsula built into Capital Lake. In front of the memorial is a flowing artesian well. This warm water fountain flows into Capitol Lake. The fountain serves as a centerpiece for the Korean and Vietnam War Monument (north of the fountain) and the World War II Monument (south of the fountain on a peninsula)


South Dakota
World War II

They fought
For Flag
For Country
For Us


Most statues are signed: lee leuning & S. Treeby, 2001


This is the first monument to World War II Veterans by any state in the Union.


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Location (N 44°22'0" - W 100°20'38")

Item Code: ussd57; Photograph: 20 October 2010
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