The Beverly Arts District commission was created in 2014 to bring public art to our North Shore town, including sculptures and murals. One of their first projects was to commemorate those who served -- and perished -- in Vietnam.
The sculpture represents a young man who has been drafted to serve and is leaving home. The artist, Jane DeDecker, is Colorado-based sculptor whose works include 175 public monuments across 33 states.
The bench also contains bronze plaques of the names of Beverly residents who lost their lives during Vietnam.
Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza 54 Church St, Beverly, Massachusetts
Thank you Dad, Sargent (Spec 5) Richard A. Billings (1965-1966), for your service.