More than a memorial, the creators consider it “ public art”, while Code Gomberg, a World War II veteran and committee member called it a “ big history book”. The memorial contains hundreds of photographs and is an all-encompassing tribute to the entire region for the efforts made by those who fought and those who labored on the home front. Additionally there are 24 granite panels containing different narrative subjects. One of the largest pictures is that of the 28th Infantry Division (Pennsylvania National Guard) marching under the Arc de Triomphe after liberating Paris.
Date of Installation:
December 5, 2013
Organization Responsible for Installation:
World War II Veterans of Southwestern Pennsylvania Memorial Committee
Memorial War Era(s):
Great Lawn Park North Shore Drive ( Between Heinz Field & PNC Park) Pittsburgh, PA 15212 40 Degrees 26’ 44” North 80 Degrees 0’ 43” West The city of Pittsburgh is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Published on July 5, 2020