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This bronze statue of a woman Marine standing tall on a granite base is a replica of the original “Molly Marine” statue created in New Orleans on November 10, 1943. The original was statue was commissioned by a military recruiter to help with recruitment during the war and the sculptor provided the work for free. The original statue was made of concrete because of wartime shortages but in 1966 and 1988 the local Marine Corps League raised funds to have her coated in bronze. The original Molly Marine still stands in New Orleans.

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