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This Sculpture, completed by John Paulding in 1929, stands in Raymond Park of East Hartford to commemorate the soldiers who fought in World War I. The large bronze sculpture features a male soldier standing in an asymmetrical position, as if he were “ready” to begin motion once again. He holds a rifle in his left hand while his proper right-hand rests on his belt at waist level. The soldier is dressed in a shirt with his sleeves rolled up over his elbows, knee breeches, leggings, and boots. The sculpture stands atop a granite base with bronze plaques on the front and back. Paulding became renowned for his World War I monument, and very similar sculptures can be found in various cities across the country.