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Finely detailed sculptures of African American military men cluster about an allegorical figure representing Justice, who holds symbols of Honor and Reward. Above, American eagles surround a torch of life. First placed in West Fairmount Park, this work was moved to a prominent position on the Parkway in 1994.


  • The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors was created in 1934

The statue was created in 1934. Sixty years after its installation in a remote area of Fairmount Park, the city relocated the All Wars Memorial to a much more visible site on the Parkway, as originally proposed. 

Full Text of plaque:
TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROISM AND SACRIFICE 
OF ALL COLORED SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN THE 
VARIOUS WARS ENGAGED IN BY THE UNITED 
STATES OF AMERICA THAT A LASTING RECORD 
SHALL BE MADE OF THEIR UNSELFISH DEVOTION 
TO DUTY AS AN INSPIRATION TO FUTURE 
GENERATIONS THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED 
MAY 30TH, 1934