This memorial is a modern adaptation of the classic Greek stele which was erected by the ancient Helenes in memory of soldiers who fell in foreign wars. Made of Vermont granite, it has a female figure representing Peace in high relief, standing atop a pedestal with arms and wings slightly spread. She wears a robe with a tie at the waist. Her hands are resting on columns at her sides.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000031.
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