Torch of Freedom, a War Memorial

Torch of Freedom, a War Memorial (HM26RI)

Location: Washington, DC 20002
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.538', W 77° 0.197'

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1776
1976

Out of the past so great
to build a greater future
in honor and memory
of the Veteransof all America's wars
who by their service kept the
Torch of Freedom
burning
this monument is dedicated by
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
and
the Ladies Auxiliary to the V.F.W.
in honor
of all who have served
their parents, wives and children


Felix de Weldon
Sculptor 1976


[Captions below reliefs on memorial:]
[Front:]
World War II
Pacific
"Uncommon valor was a common virtue"
Nimitz

World War I
"Lafayette we are here"
Tershess

Civil War
Appomattox
"Though may the minds of men divide,
Love Makes the heart of nations one"
Howe

"The Spirit of '76"

[East side of memorial:]
Vietnam
"The missing will never be forgotten - their glory will live forever."
Sculptor

Spanish-American War
"Remember the Maine"
Battle Cry

The Union

War of 1812
"Oh say can you see. . .
That our flag was still there"
Francis Scott Key

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in
the minds of men that defenses



of peace must be constructed.


[West side of memorial:]
Korea
"Land of the morning calm-prelude to the storm"
Ridgeway

World War II
Atlantic
"Victory however long and hard the road may be for without victory there is no survival."
Churchill

The Confederacy

American Revolution
Battle of Yorktown
"These are the times that try men's souls"
Thomas Paine


The U.S. considers any attempt to extend other systems
to this hemisphere dangerous to our peace and safety. Monroe
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HM NumberHM26RI
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Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326261 N 4306732
Decimal Degrees38.89230000, -77.00328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.538', W 77° 0.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 32.28" N, 77° 0' 11.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-217 2nd St NE, Washington DC 20002, US
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