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Titanic Memorial

 
 
Titanic Memorial Marker - north face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 16, 2010
1. Titanic Memorial Marker - north face
Inscription.
[front (north) face of statue base:]

To the brave men
who perished
in the wreck
of the Titanic
April 15, 1912.
They gave their
lives that women
and children
might be saved.

[reverse (south) face of statue base:]

To the young and the old
the rich and the poor
the ignorant and the learned
all
who gave their lives nobly
to save women and children.

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1931
 
Erected 1931 by Gertude Vanderbilt Whitney.
 
Location. 38° 52.315′ N, 77° 1.159′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from P Street, SW 0.1 miles west of 4th Street, SW. Click for map. The Memorial is at the south end of the Washington Channel Promenade - at the southwest corner of Southwest Waterfront Park. It is at the end of the P Street extension (pedestrians only), a block west of 4th Street, SW, at the Potomac River. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Reed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Education at Fort McNair
Titanic Memorial Marker - south face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 16, 2010
2. Titanic Memorial Marker - south face
(about 700 feet away); Linking the "Island" to the City (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Walter Reed (about 700 feet away); Harbour Square (about 800 feet away); Barney House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Housing Reform and the Syphax School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Southwest.
 
Also see . . .
1. RMS Titanic Historical Society. (Submitted on June 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. designer of the Memorial. (Submitted on June 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. Titanic Memorial. "...designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, who won the commission in open competition, and sculpted by John Horrigan..." (Submitted on June 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Women's Titanic Memorial; John Horrigan, sculptor.
 
Categories. HeroesNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels
 
Titanic Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2009
3. Titanic Memorial
Titanic Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2009
4. Titanic Memorial Marker
Titanic Memorial - southwest corner image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2009
5. Titanic Memorial - southwest corner
"Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1931."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 19, 2017.
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