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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Spring Valley
By Devry Jones, May 27, 2018
Battelle Memorial Building Marker
|"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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|"It is highly proper that our group of noble edifices should begin with the College of History. This science takes the first place...in the development of a great educational scheme—a modern, a complete, and an American University." . . . — — Map (db m117832) HM|
|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|
|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|
|"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|
| ". . .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|
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|
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
President of the United Sates 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|
Mark of Commendation
is awarded to
For effective co-operation
in training naval personnel
during World War II
U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School . . . — — Map (db m117830) HM WM|
| [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
Killed in Action — World War II
The . . . — — Map (db m117843) WM|