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  1. Anonymous says:

    Didn't the top of the tower used to emit steam to create a fire-like illusion? Perhaps it still does…

  2. The angle of the heads of the figures is different; perhaps, like the shrouds of the Sphinxes, that is an architectural allegory? Beyond my job description.As to the steam – a photo from the Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Liberty_Memorial_By_Night.jpg and the article itself:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_MemorialIt's supposed to be one of the best (if not THE best) WWI mnuseums in the country.

  3. I just noticed the expressions of the statues are different and the clasped hands are different – along with the angles of the heads, this HAS to be a comment on the pain of the country.I wonder if the museum contains smaller replicas of these statues, along with explanations; after all, they are waaay up high and many eyes would miss the details.

  4. Kevin says:

    Courage, Honor, Patriotism, and Sacrifice are their names. They also wear separate crowns

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Interesting! The recent renovation of the Solders’ Memorial in St. Louis included similar words at the base of the four equestrian statues that flank the two entrances of that building.

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