Approximately 11,000 women served in the Vietnam War beside their brother soldiers. The monument at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the first to honor the woman's role in war. The statue is bronze, stands 6'4", and weighs one ton. There are three women depicted on the statue. One is comforting a wounded soldier, one is on her knees in prayer or thought. and the third is looking to the skies as if for a helicopter or higher help.