This Spirit of the American Doughboy Memorial, sculpted by E.M Viquesney, was dedicated on May 30, 1931 in Rose Hill Cemetery, where 346 veterans, including 86 from World War I, are buried. The plaque reads:
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF OUR BOYS WHO ENTERED THE
SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY
FROM MECHANICSVILLE, IOWA
SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
OF BUSCH-DENNIS POST NO. 309
Update June 2022: In serious need of restoration, with funds raised by the community, the statue is being restored and is expected be back on its pedestal by Veterans Day 2022.