A bronze sculpture of the Rainbow Soldier from British sculptor James Butler, R.A., is installed in front of the Montgomery Union Station from where, on August 28, 1917, the 167th Infantry Regiment left Alabama to join the Rainbow Division and sail for France. This gift to the city of Montgomery is made by the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation through the generosity of longtime community and business leader Nimrod T. Frazer, Silver Star. A previous bronze casting of this Rainbow Soldier was inaugurated in 2011 in Fère-en- Tardenois, near Chateau-Thierry. It stands on the site of the battle of Croix Rouge Farm (July 26, 1918), the second deadliest battle in Alabama history. The memorial was inaugurated in Montgomery, Alabama on August 28, 2017, 100 years from the date the 167th Infantry Regiment left Alabama to join the Rainbow Division and sail for France.
Date of Installation:
August 28, 2017
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation
Memorial War Era(s):
Union Station Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama
Published on March 19, 2019