Washington, DC Living - Places - Memorials - Washington, DC, USA

Washington, DC is a setting for hundreds of memorials and monuments; this is a selected list of well-known memorials; for a comprehensive directory with photos, see the dcMemorials site
  • African Amer Civil War Veterans: Memorial for US African American troops of the Civil War
  • FDR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial; National Memorial
  • Jefferson: Memorial to Thomas Jefferson; born 1743, died 1826; third US President, 1801-1809
  • Korean Veterans: Memorial to Korean War Veterans; Korean conflict, 1950-1953
  • Lincoln: Tribute to Abraham Lincoln; born 1809, died 1865; 16th US President, 1861-1865
  • Law Enforcement: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial; honors all of America's federal, state and local law enforcers; lists those who gave their lives to protect citizens; dedicated 1991 by President George Bush; located in Judiciary Square
  • Marine "Iwo Jima": United States Marine Corp War Memorial; memorializes marines who gave their lives for their country; statue in the form of marines raising a flag resembling the photo taken by Joe Rosenthal of marines raising a flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, during World War II; dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 10, 1954, the 179th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps; National Park Service
  • Mason: George Mason Memorial; in East Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial; commemorates George Mason, the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights which inspired Thomas Jefferson when drafting the Declaration of Independence
  • MLK: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial; National Memorial
  • Navy: Lone Sailor statue; "represents all people who ever served, are serving now or who are yet to serve in the Navy"; US Navy Memorial Foundation
  • Roosevelt: Memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt; born 1882, died 1945; 32nd US President 1933-1945; along the Cherry Tree Walk on the Tidal Basin
  • Vietnam Veterans: Honors those who served and died in the Vietnam War; dedicated on November 13, 1982 by President Ronald Reagan
  • Washington Monument: Obelisk, 169 meters, on the national mall; honors George Washington; born 1732, died 1799; 1st US President 1789-1797; dedicated on February 21, 1885
  • Women Military: Women In Military Service For America Memorial; honoring all military women--past, present & future
  • World War II Veterans: National World War II Memorial; national memorial dedicated to all who served during World War II; dedicated on May 29, 2004
  • -dcMemorials-: directory of hundreds of DC-area memorials, monuments, statues; shows photos; historical markers & other tourist attractions in the Washington D.C. area & beyond; search by subject, metro station, artist or general locationa
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