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The spirit of the American soldier is celebrated in this beautifully-rendered sculpture of a young man draped in a flag. While the piece reflects both aspiration and valor, the artist, Henry Hering, suggested that the man reaching upward in exultation may also be interpreted as a soldier grasping for the olive branch of peace. The sculpture sits on the steps of the World War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis. The phrase pro patria means “for country” in Latin; a famous ode by the Roman poet
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 1929
431 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204
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