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A Priceless Gift from Our Military Past: 18,000-Man Statue of Liberty


Apparently, 18,000 men are equal to one great lady! This incredible photo below was taken in 1918. These men are preparing for World War I at Camp Dodge, in Des Moines, Iowa, my hometown. What a wonderful gift from our grandfathers! Scroll down to see the entire picture.

PHOTO FACTS: Base to shoulder: 150 feet, Right Arm: 340 feet, Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet, Right thumb: 35 feet, Thickest part of body: 29 feet, Left hand length: 30 feet, Face: 60 feet. Nose: 21 feet, Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet, Torch and flame combined: 980 feet, Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000, Number of men in torch: 2,800, Number of men in right arm: 1,200, Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000, Total men: 18,000.