Second Division Memorial

Title

Second Division Memorial

Description

Located within President's Park on the National Mall, the Second Division Memorial is dedicated to those members of the Second Infantry Division of the US army who have died while in service. Originally dedicated in 1936 by President Franklin Roosevelt, the memorial honored service in World War I. The flaming sword at the memorial's center represents the defense of Paris from German forces during that conflict. In 1962, two wings were added to the memorial to represent service in World War II and the Korean War.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

07/18/1936 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

Marble, stone, and bronze statue, less than one story tall.

Location

President's Park, between 17th Street NW, and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Type

Description

Located within President's Park on the National Mall, the Second Division Memorial is dedicated to those members of the Second Infantry Division of the US army who have died while in service. Originally dedicated in 1936 by President Franklin Roosevelt, the memorial honored service in World War I. The flaming sword at the memorial's center represents the defense of Paris from German forces during that conflict. In 1962, two wings were added to the memorial to represent service in World War II and the Korean War.

Creator

James Earle Fraser

Date

07/18/1936 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.