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Friday, June 29, 2007

Who Can Tell Me What This Is?


hint: It is in Washington, DC.

13 Comments:

  • The Jefferson memorial?

    I am totally ignorant here, but for good reason.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 6/29/2007 2:59 PM  

  • I think it's the DC War Memorial.

    By Blogger Missy, at 6/29/2007 3:07 PM  

  • No, DF. That is much larger.

    Missy,
    What war?

    By Blogger Rose~, at 6/29/2007 3:16 PM  

  • I think it was originally for WW1?? Not entirely sure. Got a lot of family in DC and one great-uncle has a passion for these places who takes us everytime. I've seen the Korean War Vets Memorial in a fog - extremely surreal.

    By Blogger Missy, at 6/29/2007 5:47 PM  

  • Man I have often driven by this stuff wishing I could get out of the area as quickly as possible in my big truck that I never stop to think what it is. I wish I knew. Seems like Missy is right, but thats just an osmosis Johnny Carson turban type of feeling.

    By Anonymous bhedr, at 6/29/2007 8:19 PM  

  • District of Columbia War Memoral...World War 1 Memoral for the citizens of District of Columbia built in 1931.. :-D

    By Blogger senior pgadreamer, at 6/29/2007 9:02 PM  

  • Wow, you guys are smart!
    DF, would this be in your area? If it is, then I think it would be a counterpart to the picture here, if I am not mistaken.

    Missy,
    Thanks for the answer. You were right. You rock!

    Dreamer,
    You the man! This is a picture taken by Chris S. who works with myself and your wife. She showed it to me along with other pictures from a trip to Washington, DC. It was so interesting - apparently the inscription says something about "the World War" and she said she was a little puzzled until she realized that it was erected before World War II occurred, so that is why it did not say "World War I". I thought that was cool. The pictures she showed me made me want to go to Washington, DC. With Levi in tow, I think maybe the trip will have to wait a few years. Maybe or maybe not! Have you gone?

    Bhedr,
    Hey, good to see you. Keep truckin!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 6/30/2007 9:29 AM  

  • sorry rose forgive me you can get anything on the web but i did go back in 1982 seen alot its all good missy wins,,,:-D..bhedr to..

    By Blogger senior pgadreamer, at 6/30/2007 1:55 PM  

  • The District of Columbia War Memorial commemorates the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in World War I. The memorial stands in West Potomac Park slightly off of Independence Avenue in a grove of trees. Authorized by an act of Congress on June 7, 1924, funds to construct the memorial were provided by the contributions of both organizations and individual citizens of the District. Construction of the memorial began in the spring of 1931, and the memorial was dedicated by President Herbert Hoover on November 11, 1931 (Armistice Day). It was the first war memorial to be erected in West Potomac Park, and remains the only local District memorial on the National Mall.

    Designed by Washington architect Frederick H. Brooke, with Horace W. Peaslee and Nathan C. Wyeth as associate architects, the District of Columbia War Memorial is in the form of a 47 foot (14.3 m) tall circular, domed, peristyle Doric temple. Resting on concrete foundations, the 4 foot (1.2 m) high marble base defines a platform, 43 feet 5 inches (13.2 m) in diameter, intended for use as a bandstand. Preserved in the cornerstone of the District of Columbia World War Memorial is a list of 26,000 Washingtonians who served in the Great War. Inscribed on the base are the names of the 499 District of Columbia citizens who lost their lives in the war, together with medallions representing the branches of the armed forces. Twelve 22 foot (6.7 m) tall fluted Doric marble columns support the entablature and dome.

    The memorial is administered by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks unit.

    By Blogger senior pgadreamer, at 6/30/2007 2:00 PM  

  • Rose, yes that is right outside Worcester Cathedral in my hometown.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 7/01/2007 5:06 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    It's been a while, just stopping by to say Hello. Hope you are doing well and that baby is sleeping through the night.

    Loren

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 7/01/2007 9:13 PM  

  • Dreamer, how does one search from a picture on Google? Did you just look at photos of memorials until you found a photo of this one? You're tenacious. :~)

    Matthew,
    How wonderful. :~)

    Loren,
    Nice of you to stop by! Actually, I am dissapointed to report ... Levi is not sleeping through the night anymore! He was. At about 6 weeks of age, he gloriously started sleeping through the night. Then, about a month ago, after some immunization shots, (he was very sore and feverish in the night) and so I babied him. He has since gotten into the habit of getting up every night at least once to be with Mommy and drink milk. I want to break him of this, but it is hard. His cries are so precious and he calls to me with this cute little plea: "ahhh ah ahhhh ah ah aaaaah"
    Pray for us. :~)

    I hope you and your wife are doing well. God bless.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 7/02/2007 7:55 AM  

  • Hi Rose,

    Well, it could be worse! at least you're not a candidate for super nanny! I hope you get back to good nights of sleep soon.

    Loren

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 7/02/2007 10:14 PM  

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