Photographs of the Second Division Memorial President's Park South Washington DC

Photographs of the Second Division Monument including the "Flaming Sword".

 

 

A brief history

 

  • The Second Division Monument is located in the south-west corner of President's Park & commemorates the soldiers who died while serving in the Second Infantry Division of the United States Army.

 

  • The memorial was designed by James Earle Fraser and dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 18th, 1936.

 

  • The striking flaming sword symbolises the defence of Pari from the German advances.

 

  • The memorial had later additions of two wings honouring the soldiers who served in the Second Infantry Division in World War II & the Korean War.

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