The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Paul Jones Memorial
[North Face inscriptions - above and beneath Captain Jones' statue:]
John Paul Jones
First to compel foreign man-of-war to strike colors to the Stars and Stripes.
[South Face inscriptions - above and beneath a bas relief rendering of Captain Jones raising the United States colors for the first time aboard an American man-o-war:]
I have not yet begun to fight!"
In life he honored the flag.
In death the flag shall honor him.
Erected 1912 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 53.294′ N, 77° 2.369′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street Southwest and Independence Avenue Southwest, on the left when traveling south on 17th Street Southwest. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named John Paul Jones Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lighting the Way (about 700 feet away); A Symbol of International Friendship (about 700 feet away); The 1912 Cherry Tree Plantings (about 700 feet away); Keeping the Cherry Trees Healthy (about 800 feet away); A Monumental Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Also see . . .
1. John Paul Jones biography. (Submitted on April 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. John Paul Jones Memorial. (Submitted on April 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. John Paul Jones Memorial. Nov. 2 2012 C-Span, Historian Richard Norton Smith described the 10-foot tall statue of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones. Sculpted by Charles H. Niehaus, and dedicated in 1912, the memorial was the first to be erected in Washington, DC’s Potomac Park. (Submitted on January 1, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,133 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. It was the Marker of the Week September 23, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 1, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 10. submitted on June 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 11. submitted on September 22, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.