This monument was designed by sculptor Harry Lewis Raul to commemorate the citizens of Englewood, NJ who served in World War I. The bronze sculpture depicts a soldier in uniform at parade rest, mounted on a granite base. He holds his rifle in his right hand, butt on the ground, by his right foot. He holds his helmet in his left hand at his side. An American flag flies on a pole behind him.
The figure stands atop an inscribed pedestal, a projecting lower portion of an obelisk that rises to the rear of the statue. Atop the obelisk is a common World War I symbol of an eagle perched on a sphere.
Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) Inventory #NJ000077.
Photo courtesy of: Greg Guderian