The District of Columbia War Memorial is a little known monument in West Potomac Park on the National Mall.  The memorial was officially dedicated on November 11, 1931 by President Herbert Hoover. The monument is the only District memorial on the National Mall and contained in the monument’s cornerstone is a list of names of 26,000 Washingtonians who served in World War I or ” The Great War.”  Inscribed at the base… Read More

The Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. is an amazing tribute to the men and woman of the U.S. Armed Forces that served in the Korean Conflict.  Cooper-Lecky Architects facilitated the design and President George H. W. Bush conducted the groundbreaking for the Memorial on June 14, 1992.  The memorial was completed and dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice.  President Bill Clinton and Kim Young Sam (President… Read More

The James A. Garfield monument was unveiled on May 12, 1887 on the grounds of the United States Capital.  It is a monument dedicated to President Garfield who was elected in 1880 and sadly, assassinated in 1881.  President Garfield only served four months in office. The monument was sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910).  The pedestal was designed by Richard Morris Hunt. I believe the monument is fitting for a man… Read More

This weekend I again decided to get off my hump and go History Hiking!  I have always wanted to take pictures of the Grant memorial and I could not have asked for a better sunrise for taking pictures.  Situated at the base of Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is an imposing and awesome tribute to the former U.S. President and U.S. Civil War General.  At the time… Read More

The John Paul Jones Memorial was dedicated on April 17, 1912 and it was the first monument raised in Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.  This is impressive.  There are many monuments in Potomac Park, and to find this monument and blog about it is simply a joy.  John Paul Jones is the first U.S. naval war hero.  He is also considered the father of the United States Navy. Charles H. Niehaus sculpted… Read More