Month: September 2015

9/11/2015

This is the memorial plaque placed beneath a tree planted on the University of Idaho campus in 2002 in remembrance of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. It's a simple but heartfelt memorial, and one that speaks to the profound impact 9/11 had on the country, even thousands of miles from New York and … Continue reading 9/11/2015

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Dupont Circle Fountain (1921)

The Dupont Circle Fountain in Washington D.C., built in 1921. Like the Memorial Bridge, this fountain is also a Civil War monument, honoring Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont (1803-1865), who led the U.S. Navy's blockade of the Confederate States during the war.

Arlington Memorial Bridge (1932/1951)

A bronze statue "Valor" on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington D.C. The bridge memorializes the Civil War, as well as celebrating national unity, symbolically linking the North (D.C.) and the South (Virginia). One of two statues on either side of the roadway, the other being a similar statue called "Sacrifice". The bridge was completed … Continue reading Arlington Memorial Bridge (1932/1951)