Second Division Memorial

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Second Division Memorial
Flaming Sword by Matthew Bisanz.JPG
Second Division Memorial
Location President's Park
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates 38°53′33″N 77°02′17″W / 38.8925798°N 77.0379715°W / 38.8925798; -77.0379715Coordinates: 38°53′33″N 77°02′17″W / 38.8925798°N 77.0379715°W / 38.8925798; -77.0379715
Established 1936
Governing body National Park Service

The Second Division Memorial is located in President's Park, between 17th Street Northwest and Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC, United States.

The Memorial commemorates those who died, while serving in the 2nd Infantry Division of the U. S. Army.[1][2] The artist was James Earle Fraser.[3] It was dedicated on July 18, 1936, by president Franklin D. Roosevelt.[4]

It was rededicated in 1962, by Gen. Maxwell Taylor, with two wings added for the battle honors of World War II and the Korean War.

JEFraser 2ndDivMemorial.jpg

The flaming sword symbolizes the defense of Paris from the German advance.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]