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Women in military honored with new monument at Arlington National Cemetery

The Hill logo The Hill 19/10/2020 01:37:50 Brooke Seipel
Women in military honored with new monument at Arlington National Cemetery © iStockWomen in military honored with new monument at Arlington National Cemetery

A newly unveiled statue at the Arlington National Cemetery honors women in the military.

"The Pledge," by sculptor Susan Bahary, shows a woman in a full combat uniform bonding with a service dog.

"It represents their pledge of faithful allegiance to our country and to protect and defend our freedom. There are very few monuments in the US featuring women and fewer yet honoring them for their great military service. The time has come," Bahary said on her website describing the statue.


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"'The Pledge' captures a brief private moment of mutual respect and love, with duty calling," Bahary continues in her website statement. "They pledge to support each other, doing the best they can to accomplish their important mission and stay safe."

The statue was formally unveiled on Saturday.

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