A life-sized bronze statue of a soldier stands on a multi-stage granite base with four large upright rectangular slabs standing on the edge of a stone-paved circular plaza. On the base is an incised image of a flame burning in a lamp dish. It is inscribed: “Lest we forget. Within this pedestal is placed a time capsule recording for all time those residents of Stamford who responded to the call, some giving their lives, while serving in our past wars. In future wars, should we be called again, the people of Stamford pledge to preserve and perpetuate this expression of gratitude for such sacrifice.” On two of the slabs are bas-relief carvings: "Freedom from Want" showing two life-sized women, above a dedication reading, “To those who gave their lives in our country’s wars. They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn in the glory of their youth. We will remember them. Erected by the citizens of Stamford, Connecticut”, and "Freedom from Fear" with a woman and a young boy (see pictures gallery).