The Washington Memorial is a magnificent work of architecture. This monument was built as a tribute to George Washington, the first President of the United States of America. It is also a sign of the advancement our country has made. This monument is located in the District of Columbia, in Washington DC. It was designed by Robert Mills and construction was finished in 1884, which makes it almost 133 years old.
Around the world people memorialize great hero’s, express great sorrow for those lost in battle, and celebrate the triumphs that had built the ground and infrastructure from one nation to the next; monuments are constructed to remember our past. Yet, monuments cannot be constructed out of nothing ,great goes into planning, paying, and research that goes into making sure correct homage is paid those who are due. If one wishes to build a memorial a few things must be taken into consideration,making sure the monument honors or recognizes an important person or event, the design of the building including shape and size,and lastly the monument is placed in an acceptable location based on the subject matter. The most important factor in building a monument is making something that people will recognize and feel an attachment to.
How the American Dream Changed After 9/11 It has been said that this great nation has always been paved with streets of gold, that opportunity is around every corner, and with effort anyone has the chance to make a name for themselves. America was the place that both citizens and immigrants could aspire to be all that they dreamed to be with a little bit of determination and hard work. That was the American Dream. However, when the dreadful morning of September 11, 2001 came, the American Dream forever changed.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY As the birds are singing their sweet melody, the terrain of Arlington National Cemetery is filled with sadness. Although the brilliant rays of the sun are shining through the thick treetops, there is a chill in the air. While watching the mourners, the feeling of their sorrow is all too real. Thousands of headstones in the far distance create a magnificent maze against the horizon.
The Tomb of Unknown Soldier is one of America 's most well known and respected pieces of history. It was built in 1921 to first hold a unnamed soldier from WWI. Later, 3 unnamed soldiers from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam War were buried along with the soldier from WWI. By burying this soldiers, it shows what our country stands for.
For hundreds of years, humans have created monuments and memorials in order to honor someone or a special event. The United States has hundreds of monuments and memorials dedicated to not only people, but events too, one being The Statue of Liberty. The idea of the Statue of Liberty was originally proposed by Edouard Rene de Laboulaye, who was the president of the French Anti-Slavery Society, and a profound mind of his time. As for this monument would honor the United States’ centennial of indolence and the friendship with France. History traces the idea to mid-1865, when Edouard had a conversation with Frederick Bartholdi, a sculptor who shared similar ideas with Edouard.
There are many ways to remember an event or person such as a scrapbook, however monuments are a brilliant way to symbolize the importance of a person or event. Usually when a monument is being constructed, the agency or group feels it is necessary to memorialize the person or special event that is a role model to our society. To construct a predominant monument, one should consider the location, architecture, and the purpose behind the idea of establishing a monument. One of the most important component, an agency or group should determine when building a monument, is the location.
Mark Twain Captivates Readers Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is an author who uses his personal story to influence his writings. Twain grew up in a time that was difficult on a lot of children. However, he was also a typical teenager that enjoyed adventure and made the best of bad situations.
Monuments that are constructed in order to give commendation to people, places, or events are located all over the globe. It is very possible for someone to find a few in their very own town. Although there may be negative controversy on certain monuments, many throughout the world have changed individual’s lives tremendously in a beneficial way. One monument in particular has stood tall through it all and has had so much positive effect on millions of people from the beginning of time. One hundred and thirty years later this monument continues to impact people’s lives from all over the world.
Every year, thousands of volunteers travel to Arlington, Va. to lay wreathes on the tombstones in Arlington National Cemetery. Wreathes Across America organizes the event each year, and this year, the day to lay wreathes was Saturday, December 17. Thousands of volunteers showed up to honor fallen soldiers, despite the nasty weather conditions that day. This year was the 25th anniversary of the event, and organizers estimated that over 245,000 wreathes were placed on tombstones throughout the day. Many volunteers felt that, despite the frigid temperatures and hazardous road conditions, it was important to come out and show support for fallen soldiers because they fought and died in conditions that were far worse.
I believe that the money we spend on memorials are spent the way in should. There is nothing better to spend money on the remembering people that have done things special in our lives. The money is spent to build memorials that we can visit to remember the brave things that people have done for us. The tomb of the unknown soldier has people who show up to watch the laying of the wreath to remember those who was unable to be identified.
In order for a place to be considered a national monument it must be historically significant in the United States of America. Once this is determined by the national government it will then be made available and kept up to par for any people who wish to visit it. The President Lincoln and Soldiers Home is considered a national monument because of its popularity amongst the Presidents, specifically President Abraham Lincoln, throughout the years and because it is one of the first places to be considered a home and provide services to veterans who have served for our country. Given its importance in the history of our country it is essential that one be informed of the reasons it became considered a national monument in the year 2000.