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World War II Memorial Court of Honor

By Hillis Arnold
Category: Sculpture


The Court of Honor, completed in 1948, is the World War II companion to the Soldier’s Memorial, which is a monument to victims of World War I. Eugene Mackey, Jr. was the architect for the court and Hillis Arnold designed the forty-foot limestone pillar in the shape of a broken blade with low-relief figures of soldiers in battle. The Court of Honorwas a gift to the city from the St. Louis War Memorial Committee. In 1979, sidewalk-level tablets were added to the court to commemorate victims of the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Dimensions: 40′ x 10′ 2″
Year Completed: 1945
Material: Limestone with bronze plaques
Owner: City of St. Louis
Donor: St. Louis War Memorial Committee

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