Lest We Forget

Location: Clay County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Liberty, MO

Owner: Clay County

Artist: Unknown

Dates: Dedicated May 30, 1921; Relocated 1934

Medium: Granite (sculpture), red marble (column), granite (column base)


A granite sculpture of a World War I doughboy stands at attention atop a column of red marble at the Clay County Courthouse in downtown Liberty. It is a memorial to the heroic achievements of Clay County men that served in World War I.

It was originally dedicated in 1921 at the old courthouse in Liberty. When the old courthouse was demolished in 1934, it was relocated to its current home at the then-new courthouse.

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