Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Extra Mile
—Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Two Journeys Lie Ahead.
One is the tangible journey of visiting this monument and taking inspiration from the noble achievements of the men and women honored by the bronze medallions that form the pathway ahead.
The other — less tangible — is the journey of life. Fate and self-determination shape this journey, and together give meaning to one's time on earth.
The two journey's meet when one chooses to set aside self-interest and go the extra mile to help others.
This monument tells the story of great Americans who, through their caring and personal sacrifice, reached out to others, building their dreams into movements that have helped people across America and around the world. Each bronze medallion chronicles a chapter in that story, showing how volunteering has helped build out Nation and demonstrating that one person can, indeed, make the world a better place.
The Extra Mile was created in the spirit of the mission of the Points of Light Foundation and in grateful tribute to its founder, George Bush, 41st President of the United States, and Barbara Bush for their support of volunteer service as a means of solving serious social problems.
Dedicated October 14, 2005
John A. Johansen —
Points of Light Foundation
Robert K. Goodwin — President and CEO
Steven L. Miller — Chairman
Marker series. This marker is included in the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
Location. 38° 53.796′ N, 77° 2.01′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 15th Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hotel Washington (here, next to this marker); Dr. Edgar J. Helms (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Treasury (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Hamilton Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Baer Danzansky (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
Also see . . . The Extra Mile. Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work •
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