Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 November 2015
Dedicated to the 11,000 people who died during World War I, World War II, and the Malayan Emergency, the 15-meter high bronze statue was built in 1966 which bears the inscription – “To Our Glorious Dead of the First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945) and the Emergency (1948-1960).” It is the world’s tallest freestanding bronze sculpture grouping showing seven (7) soldiers who are still standing and supporting their fallen comrades. The seven figures represent the qualities of courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance. The monument was designed by Felix de Weldon who also worked on the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
The National Monument is located in a 48,562 square metre complex where a war memorial, pavilion, fountains and gardens are also visited by tourists.
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