The challenge was to create a memorial to honor the soldiers of this Pittsburgh suburb that both reflects the heritage of the community and serves as a solemn venue for people to reflect. The memorial sits at the entrance of a local community park. By day, white marble stones stand out from the memorial’s walls, contrasted by the simple green lawn of the landscape. At night, they radiate light, vibrant with the spirit of those they represent, past, present, and future. At the center is a singular figure, built of the same luminous material, supporting the national standard.