Washington D.C Monuments/Memorials: Glog Project 2

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Washington D.C Monuments/Memorials: Glog Project 2

The FDR Memorial sits on what is now known as Cherry Tree Walk in West Potomac Park, dedicated to the memory of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. President Roosevelt served four terms in office thus the monument is divided into four outdoor rooms, where visitors are able to observe statues and murals representing issues from the Great Depression as well as World War II. FDR had a profound connection to the National Park Service. In 1936, he gave a speech stating "there is nothing so American" as our national parks. This memorial dedicated to our 32nd president embodies the values of the National Mall: it belongs to the people, ergo it is constructed for all to observe and enjoy.

The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is a structure designed to honor the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It stands 19 feet tall and was built in the style of ancient Greek temples by Henry Bacon in 1914, construction officially ending in 1922. The carving of the Lincoln statue was completed by the Piccirilli brothers, which took four years of cautious work. Jules Guerin painted the murals inside the memorial.

Fun Fact:

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Fun Fact:

The land on which the FDR Memorial currently resides is reclaimed land and used to be the Potomac River. However, the sediments became the West and East Potomac Parks due to the river channel being deepened and narrowed by the U.S Army Crops of Engineers.

Washington D.C Memorials/Monuments

FDR Memorial

Resources:

http://www.nps.gov/linc/http://www.nps.gov/fdrm/ http://www.nps.gov/vive/

Vietnam VeteransMemorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands north of the LincolnMemorial to honorand recognize the men andwomen who served in theVietnam War. Inscribed in the granate walls of the memorial are the namesof over 58,000 men andwomen who gave theirlives or remain missing."The Three Servicemen"statue also consists ofthis memorial, whichportrays the result ofthe controversy surrounding MayaYing Lin's design of theVietnam Veterans Memorial.Most wanted a more herioc,life-like depiction rather thanwhat they percieved as a"giant tombstone." The statuewas unveiled in 1984, createdby Frederick Hart, who wonthird place in the originalcompetition.


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