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E Broadway Avenue
(Capitol Grounds)

Korean and Vietnam War Memorial

Flaming Fountain Memorial
Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby

Pierre /  Korean and Vietnam War Memorial   Pierre /  Korean and Vietnam War Memorial


Two walls of Dakota granite bearing the names of South Dakota's fallen soldiers in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, with in the center a bronze 'Fighting Eagle' and on the sides two life size, historically accurate statues of soldiers: In front of the wall 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)


(eagle) Lee Leuning & S. Treeby / © 2003
(Korea soldier): Lee Leuning ©


The Korean War soldier was installed spring 2004. The Vietnam Soldier and the Fighting Eagle were unveiled in September 2006 during the states dedication ceremony, honoring and welcoming home the veterans that served our country during the Vietnam War with attendance estimates around 33,000 people for the two day event.


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Location (N 44°22'1" - W 100°20'38")

Item Code: ussd56; Photograph: 20 October 2010
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