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Torch of Freedom

 
 
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By Devry Jones, April 10, 2018
1. Torch of Freedom Marker
Inscription.
1776
1976

Out of the past so great
to build a greater future
in honor and memory
of the Veterans
of all America's wars
who by their service kept the
Torch of Freedom
burning
this monument is dedicated by
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
and
the Ladies Auxiliary to the V.F.W.
in honor
of all who have served
their parents, wives and children

Felix de Weldon
Sculptor 1976


[Captions below reliefs on memorial:]
[Front:]
World War II
Pacific
"Uncommon valor was a common virtue" Nimitz

World War I
"Lafayette we are here"
Tershess

Civil War
Appomattox
"Though may the minds of men divide,
Love Makes the heart of nations one"
Howe

"The Spirit of '76"

[East side of memorial:]
Vietnam
"The missing will never be forgotten - their glory will live forever."
Sculptor

Spanish-American War
"Remember the Maine"
Battle Cry

The Union

War of 1812
"Oh say can you see. . .
That our flag was still there"
Francis Scott Key

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in
the minds of men that defenses
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By Devry Jones, April 10, 2018
2. Torch of Freedom Marker
of peace must be constructed.


[West side of memorial:]
Korea
"Land of the morning calm-prelude to the storm"
Ridgeway

World War II
Atlantic
"Victory however long and hard the road may be for without victory there is no survival."
Churchill

The Confederacy

American Revolution
Battle of Yorktown
"These are the times that try men's souls"
Thomas Paine

The U.S. considers any attempt to extend other systems
to this hemisphere dangerous to our peace and safety. Monroe

 
Location. 38° 53.538′ N, 77° 0.197′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Avenue NE and 2nd Street NE, on the right when traveling west on Maryland Avenue NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fiery Destruction (within shouting distance of this marker); Alva Belmont House (within shouting distance of this marker); Residence of Albert Gallatin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
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By Devry Jones, April 10, 2018
3. Torch of Freedom Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); From June to December, 1917 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortelyou House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick Douglass (about 700 feet away); Florida House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Categories. Military
 
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By Devry Jones, April 10, 2018
4. Torch of Freedom Marker
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By Devry Jones, April 10, 2018
5. Torch of Freedom Marker
Located at the headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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