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“The Chaplain” World War I Memorial

   
“The Chaplain” World War I Memorialloupe
Scottsdale City Hall Mall
Scottsdale
AZ
USA
85251
November 11, 2009

This bronze statue of a Jewish Chaplain in World War I sits on top of a large stone base that also honors later wars. The statue is itself a memorial to World War I, listing on its wheel the number of American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Nurses who died,116,516 and the 204,092 who were wounded in that war.

As Military Chaplains serve all personnel in the command to which they are assigned, this sculpture depicts the Chaplain holding a New Testament while most likely officiating at a soldier's burial service.

This memorial was sculpted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Post 3513 Commander Austin Deuel.

Commissioned for the Scottsdale Public Art Program

 
Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Post 3513 Commander Austin Deuel