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Victory Park at intersection of Chestnut, Amherst, Pine and Concord Streets, Manchester, NH

This dramatic memorial centers on a large granite column that is topped by a bronze Victory statue shown as a winged female with her arms aloft clutching a flagpole and laurel wreath. She is perched on a globe surrounded by four eagles. At the base of the column are two large bronze sculptures. On one side beneath the face of lady Victory are three figures: a soldier, a sailor and a larger figure of Columbia with a helmet, armored breastplate, a shield and holding a sword. On the reverse side is a somber woman whose face is almost completely obscured by her hooded cloak as her hand supports her head and she rests on a large inscribed tablet. On the pages of the tablet is inscribed: “In memory of the Manchester men who died in the Great War that the World be made safe for Democracy…In a Righteous Cause they have won Immortal Glory and Have Nobly served their Nation in Serving Mankind.” The memorial was sculpted by Lucien H. Gosselin and dedicated on May 30, 1929. The memorial is placed in a lovely park near the center of town.

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