First Division Monument

Title

First Division Monument

Description

The First Division Monument, funded by the Society of the First Division, was first created to remember First Division soldiers who died while serving in World War I. The Monument, designed by Cass Gilbert and Daniel Chester French, was dedicated in 1924. Since then, additions to the monument have been built to commemorate service in World War II, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. Cass Gilbert Jr., son of the original sculptor, designed the World War II addition.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1924

Coverage

Physical Description

A tall granite pillar with a figure representing Victory at the top. Bronze plates list the names of 5,599 men of the First Division killed in World War I.

Type

Description

The First Division Monument, funded by the Society of the First Division, was first created to remember First Division soldiers who died while serving in World War I. The Monument, designed by Cass Gilbert and Daniel Chester French, was dedicated in 1924. Since then, additions to the monument have been built to commemorate service in World War II, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. Cass Gilbert Jr., son of the original sculptor, designed the World War II addition.

Creator

Cass Gilbert

Date

1924

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.