Remembering the Fallen: Memorials Gallery

The Sculpture of Love and Anguish

The Sculpture of Love and Anguish memorial

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The Sculpture of Love and Anguish is a Holocaust memorial located in Miami Beach, Fla., and is surrounded by a tree-filled area known as the Garden of Meditation. The haunting statue consists of 130 human figures forming a hand that reaches toward the heavens. The figures are cast in bronze, and are shown in various forms of pain, horror and anguish. The memorial was conceived by a committee of Holocaust survivors in 1984 and dedicated in 1990. The wall surrounding the base of the monument is engraved with the names of Holocaust victims. These are the friends and family members that the Miami-area survivors lost during the Holocaust.

Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Museum Statue

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Located in the Veterans Memorial Museum of Branson, Mo., this memorial features the statues of 50 soldiers bravely storming a beach; the memorial honors those killed in action during WWII. At more than 70 feet (21 m) long, the Veterans Memorial Museum Statue is the world's largest war memorial bronze sculpture. Each of the life-size figures was modeled after a combat soldier from each of the 50 states. The walls surrounding the statue list the names of those killed in action during the war.

The Second Division Memorial

Second Division Memorial

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This beautiful memorial features an 18-foot-tall (5.5 m) flaming sword that represents the U.S. armed forces blocking German troops from advancing to Paris during World War I. Since its dedication by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, the monument's symbolism has been expanded to memorialize those who died in World War II and the Korean War.

ANZAC War Memorial

ANZAC War Memorial

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Completed in 1934, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) War Memorial is a commemorative military monument located in Sydney, Australia. It serves to honor the Australian Imperial Force of World War I and contains a small museum. The front of the memorial features a large, arched yellow stained-glass window, and its domed ceiling is adorned with 120,000 gold stars, which represent each of the New South Wales' military volunteers that participated in World War I. A tranquil "Lake of Reflections" is situated in front of the memorial's entrance.

Remy Melina was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Hofstra University where she graduated with honors.