2022 · My Travel Journal · USA · Washington D.C.

The Three Soldiers

The Three Soldiers are a part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Three Soldiers (also known as The Three Servicemen) is a bronze statue by Frederick Hart. Unveiled on Veterans Day, November 11, 1984, on the National Mall, it is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorating the Vietnam War. It was the first representation of an African American on the National Mall.

To portray the major ethnic groups that were represented in the ranks of U.S. combat personnel that served in Vietnam, the statue’s three men are purposely identifiable as European American (center), African American (right), and Latino American (left). These three figures were based on seven actual young men, of which two (the Caucasian-American and the African-American) were active-duty Marines when the sculpture was commissioned. The Caucasian figure was modeled after James E. Connell III, then a Corporal in the Marines; the African-American figure was modeled after three men, Marine Corporal Terrance Green, Rodney Sherrill, and Scotty Dillingham; the Hispanic figure was modeled after Guillermo (Willie) Smith De Perez DeLeon and Rene Farkas.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/The_Three_Soldiers

Thank you to all the Veterans, who have served and to all the Military Members, who still do serve this great country!

Happy Veterans Day!

2022 · My Travel Journal · USA · Washington D.C.

100 Years Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial has been with us just 100 years. It opened on the National Mall, the Potomac River flowing behind it, on May 30, 1922. That was 57 years after President Abraham Lincoln was felled by an assassin’s bullet scant days after the Civil War had officially ended. Since then, millions of visitors — US citizens and people from around the world — come yearly to bask in the majesty of the ancient Greece-inspired temple and to glean some wisdom from the 16th president of the United States.

Resource: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lincoln-memorial-100th-anniversary-washington/

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