This memorial consists of an 8' tall bronze figure of an angel standing atop a 7' polished pink granite base. The angel with full-length wings, is dressed in a long, loose-fitting tunic, stands with its left arm raised up to its chest. The inscribed base is decorated around the upper perimeter with a bronze relief depicting marching World War I soldiers carrying rifles.
The memorial was erected by the people of Summit, to honor the men of the community who died in WWI.
The noted sculptress, E. Barretto Parsons was a native of Halifax, VA & studied at the Art League of New York under Daniel Chester French.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000241 & the NY Times obituary of E. Barretto Parsons.
Photos courtesy of: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)