Forgotten Soldier

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Client: Norfolk Veterans Home

Location: Norfolk, VA, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team

Client

Norfolk Veterans Home

Artist

Sutton Betti

Sutton Betti Sculptures

Overview

Life size Korean War soldier cast in durable aluminum for Norfolk Veterans Home. The sculpture weighs only 125 lbs and is installed on a 9 foot tall black granite pedestal that is laser etched with images and text about the “Forgotten War”.

Goals

To illustrate, remember and honor the Korean War with a sculpture and pedestal. Since so much is known about WWII and Vietnam, not many memorials honor the war in between these two. I worked closely with my client and the family of a local veteran to make this sculpture a symbol of remembrance for a forgotten war while also honoring a veteran whose family sponsored the statue.