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How the War Memorial Evolved in Washington

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 12:30pm
Led by 
Paul McLane

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Learn about the statues and structures in Washington that commemorate America’s wars and warriors. Over two centuries, the way the United States memorializes war has changed profoundly — from statues of heroic generals on horseback, to images of mud-mired soldiers in the Grant Memorial, a gigantic flaming sword in the Second Infantry Division Memorial, the simple but solemn list of names on the Vietnam Memorial, and the thought-provoking designs of our two newest memorials, the National Native American Veterans Memorial and the National World War One Memorial. Join us for this overview of how we remember our military conflicts and those who serve.

Presented by Paul McLane, a Washington Walks guide who leads the Capitol HauntingsDupont CircleGeorgetown, and Memorials: Remembrances of War walking tours.