ARTIST: Wilfred O. Boettiger.
DEDICATION: December 20, 1978.
DESCRIPTION: A 10 foot high bronze standing figure of a soldier at parade rest in the Blues’ uniform with shako hat and feather plume. The soldier is holding a 1903 Springfield rifle and is mounted on a cylindrical granite base. The statue is a memorial to the National Guard United founded in 1789. The Blues fought in the War of 1812, War Between the States, Spanish-American War, Mexican Border Campaign, World War I and World War II.