At Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, art, the solitude of open space and spectacular natural vistas combine to offer a truly reflective and moving monument to Veterans. Rugged Mt. Shasta provides the natural backdrop for ten sculptures of soldiers, nurses and prisoners of war by Dennis Smith. Together they depict the many somber and complex aspects of warfare. Founders of the site also planted 58,000 pine trees, which serve as a living memorial to the 58,000 Americans who lost their lives in Vietnam. The garden is a solemn reminder of the struggle for peace and freedom. The remote location can be difficult to find, so you may want to stop at the Visitor’s Center in Weed before venturing out to find it.