“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Spring Valley, District of Columbia

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1District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Battelle Memorial Building
"We dedicate this building to the students of American University who here will discover an increasing fountain of knowledge and to that great body of students who in future days will here assemble." (From a "Ritual of Dedication" . . . Map (db m117837) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps
Soon after the United States entered the First World War in 1917, the American University’s offer of its campus and buildings for war work was accepted. The permanent buildings and part of campus were turned over to the Bureau of Mines on July . . . Map (db m34014) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Jeju Dolhareubang
While wooden carved statues called Jang-seung traditionally stood on the Korean mainland, stone-carved statues called Dolhareubang stood on the volcanic island of Jeju. Historically, Dolhareubang were erected at the entrances of the areas most . . . Map (db m117829) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Jeju Jeong-nang
The residents of Jeju Island did not require gates, but instead utilized long, horizontally placed wooden poles placed outside the entrances of their homes. These wooden poles are called Jeong-nang and they are supported by two large vertical stone . . . Map (db m117827) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — John Fletcher Hurst
"It is highly proper that our group of noble edifices should begin with the College of History. This science takes the first the development of a great educational scheme—a modern, a complete, and an American University." . . . Map (db m117832) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — John Wesley
John Wesley, founder under God of World Methodism, being an exact copy of the statue standing in the forecourt of Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol, England, presented by the Right Hon. the Lord Rank on behalf of the Methodist Church, Great Britain, to the . . . Map (db m17871) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Korean Cherry Trees
These trees uniquely named recognize their origins. Originally planted at this site April 8, 1943 by Sungman Rhee, independence leader and first Korean President and American University President Dr. Paul P. Douglass, as a living symbol to the . . . Map (db m117905) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Mary Eliza Graydon
"I prefer to put the money into brains rather than stone and mortar." Mary Eliza Graydon (d. 1926) was The American University's most generous early benefactor. A devout Methodist, she was inspired by Bishop Hurst's plan for a Methodist . . . Map (db m117834) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — School of International Service
". . .the waging of peace demands the best we have, the best young men and women that we can find to put in this great effort which must go on around the world all the time." (President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the ground-breaking . . . Map (db m117828) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — September 11 Memorial
In memory of the graduates of American University who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11, 2001 Peter C. Alderman B.S.B.A., 1999 World Trade Center, New York Linda K. Gronhind J.D., 1983 United Airlines Flight 93, . . . Map (db m118008) WM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — Site of the American University AddressCommencement June 10, 1963
Delivered by John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States 1961-63 This address contained the policy declaration which led to the treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, outer space, and under water signed in . . . Map (db m130034) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School
This Mark of Commendation is awarded to The American University For effective co-operation in training naval personnel during World War II U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School . . . Map (db m117830) HM WM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Spring Valley — World War II Memorial
[Top plaque:] Given by the Classes of 1942 - 1945 to honor members of The American University community who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II [Bottom plaque:] Killed in Action — World War II The . . . Map (db m117843) WM
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Dec. 2, 2022