This beautiful monument came about through efforts of local citizens to remember and honor the veterans from Washington City who have bravely served and protected our country in conflicts that threatened our way of life. The monument's purpose is to provide a place in the community where citizens can gather to celebrate those who have sacrificed for our freedom. The statue depicts a tired soldier honoring his fallen comrade. Each year, on Memorial Day and again on Veterans Day, a special program will be held to honor our veterans. It is located next to City Hall on 100 East.