Memorial Park in Washington, D.C.

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The lower level curatorial space showcases local war history and pays tribute to the soldiers. It also offers a quiet place for contemplation and exploration.

The memorial park will incorporate a series of segments walls that will raise up to create the Museum program and Contemplative spaces. It will also be a green buffer against the rapidly growing city.


From larger-than-life carvings of presidents to open park lands and elaborate memorials, Washington’s Memorial Park is full of history. This historic area is a testament to America’s democracy and military history.

This is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the United States. It is home to several memorials, including the National World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. The park also has a number of recreational facilities.

The newest memorial in the Park is the Gold Star Monument that was built in conjunction with the Woody Williams Foundation and Delaware’s Gold Star families. It is the only memorial in the Park that features a void design symbolic of those missing loved ones who have died for their country. It is the first Memorial in the Park to incorporate a second commemorative marker directly behind it. This memorial is located in the park’s northwest corner adjacent to the baseball field.


In addition to traditional gravestones lying flat on landscaped plots, many memorial parks have monuments erected as a reminder of the brave men and women who have served their country. They also feature fun activities that are less about mourning and more about life celebration. This helps sustain the feeling of connectedness with the departed and their loved ones.

One such monument is a 3″ anti-aircraft gun that was used on a US Navy/Merchant Marine vessel. It is located near the entrance to the park. Another is the Rescue Squad Monument which is a three-tablet granite monument. The names of Rescue Squad members killed in the line of duty are inscribed on it.

The latest addition to the park is the Committed Forces Walk which features 1/2 inch PGHD laser-etched black granite plaques on 26-inch x 14-inch slant pedestals built by Picture This On Granite. This monument honors those who died in the line of duty as police officers and members of the Rescue Squad.


The geologic formations that comprise Arches National Park are among the world’s most spectacular. Over 2,000 natural rock arches are found within the Park’s boundaries. These structures are formed when wind and water erode the fins of the Entrada Sandstone, creating bridge-like structures over the less permeable Carmel layers above.

A variety of hikes is available for visitors to experience the park’s sandstone arches. Some are short hikes that take only a couple hours, while others are more difficult half-day hikes for the intermediate and advanced hikers.

During the Laramide Orogeny, tectonic forces warped rocks throughout the area of Utah where Arches National Park is located. The movement distorted the geologic column forming anticlines and synclines where the older rock beds were folded beneath the younger ones.


When joggers in Memorial Park take to the greenery, they aren’t just taking their daily workout. They’re traversing hallowed ground, says a new book. “Born of war, Memorial Park is Houston’s green heart.”

The first statue in the Park was dedicated to the veterans who served in the Armed Forces with a plaque that reads, “This statue is dedicated by the workers of the DRBA Veterans Committee to all veterans whose loyalty and service during times of peace and war define the character of this great nation.”

A stone figure portraying Sojourner Truth sits on a granite pedestal. The sculpture was created by Thomas Jay Warren, who studied sculpting as a Presidential Scholar at Mississippi College. Warren was also responsible for the Monument to the Confederate Dead and the Northampton Association of Education and Industry memorial in the town of Northampton, Massachusetts. In the background are eight granite pylons with the names of the American servicemen lost in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

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