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Fountain Hills, Arizona: Elderly WWII Soldier Saluting Veteran's Memorial

Fountain Hills, anticipating the imminent passing of the last living WWII veterans who might visit the Veterans Memorial, commissioned a unique life-size bronze of one. The elderly vet wears a Medal of Honor, supports himself with a cane, and salutes in the direction of the flags, the memorial wall, and artillery piece.

Fountain Hills Veteran's Memorial

17200-17238 E El Lago Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ
South end of Fountain Lake.
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Veterans memorial.

Elderly WWII Soldier Saluting Veteran's Memorial

Veterans Day 2018, seeing this humble monument put a huge lump in my throat, knowing this great generation is nearly no longer here.

[Nick, 11/17/2018]

Veterans Memorial.

Elderly WWII Soldier Saluting Veteran's Memorial

It makes for a good photo, if there is a little breeze, to stand behind the statue and get the flags in.

[Rochelle Riordan, 11/26/2017]

Old veteran salutes.

Elderly WWII Soldier Saluting Veteran's Memorial

Nicely designed memorial in the park. There are two parking spaces feet away from the monument and statue.

[Mike Larson, 07/11/2014]

It makes sense to build a large veterans tribute in a retiree-rich region, but what makes this more special is the inclusion of an octagenarian war veteran visiting the memorial and saluting the American flag. Soon he'll be the only one of that era still standing...

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