What is your favorite statue of a president or historical event in the United States?

The Grant Memorial

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America has the best (IMO) history in the world. Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, etc. The people who've developed our country - what are some of your favorite areas in the US of statues of a president or certain event?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Mine isn't a statue of a president, or even one of any man...

    it is a little bridge.

    Just a small farm bridge used to cart goods to the mills and river crossing near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Not much too look at really, about 130 feet long and only wide enough for one wagon at a time to cross over. It is the southern most of three such bridges and this one was known as the "lower bridge."

    On September 17th, 1862 around ten o'clock in the morning, 300 Georgian soldiers stopped 13,000 federal troops from crossing that little bridge over the Antietam Creek. Those rebels held on until their ammunition ran out and stopped the Union troops under General Burnside for about four hours.

    This little bridge was just a small part of the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg in the South) which is the "single bloodiest day" in American history. 23,000 casualties in a single day.

    I'm touched by that bridge and what it took to stay there against overwhelming odds and fight on when there was no way they could ''win." Bravo!

  • 1 decade ago

    The raising of the flag on Iwo Jima at Arlington. The Tomb of the Unknowns, also at Arlington would be a second choice was based at Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall for three months. I would often just go for a walk through Arlington to relieve the stress of my training. I would look at all the tombstones and wonder if I could measure up to these men/women.

    In lighter moments and not being disrespectful we often called Arlington the Marble Orchard because of the row upon row of gleaming white tomb stones.

  • 1 decade ago

    the " Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial erected at Gettysburg National Park.

    Even though there were Masonic Brothers fighting on both sides there was and always will be a Fraternal Bond which Masonic Brothers show in times of crisis.

    No better example can be seen of what Masonry is all about than those who see and understand the " real story " behind this particular Monument

    Source(s): The Masonic " Friend to Friend Memorial Committee " Free and Accepted Masons Fraternity
  • 1 decade ago

    It's a tie between the Marine Corps memorial and The Wall.

    1)USMC Memorial-Not only am I a former Marine, but this statue represent everything that the Marine Corps and The United States stands for. People from all over the country and different backgrounds coming together for a common goal.

    2)The Wall-The most graphic illustration of what people are willing to sacrifice in the name of freedom, country, and friendship.

    But the greatest testament to this countries hero's is in the faces of our children. Knowing that they can grow up to be whatever they want to be because of the leadership, guidance, and sacrifice of those who came before us and those who laid down their lives in the name of America. When you see children playing on a playground, they are a living memorial to all the brave men and woman who stood up in the face of oppression and evil and said "Not on my watch!!"

    Source(s): Semper Fi to those who know, here today because a brave soul said "Not today, you don't die on me"
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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Thomas Jefferson. i explain you with the following incident. It was a bitter, cold evening in northern Virginia many years ago. The old man's beard was glazed by winter's frost while he waited for a ride across the river. The wait seemed endless. His body became numb and stiff from the frigid north wind. Anxiously, he watched as several horsemen rounded the bend. He let the first one pass by without an effort to get his attention. Then another passed by, and another. Finally, the last rider neared the spot where the old man sat like a snow statue. As this one drew near, the old man caught the rider's eye old man: "Sir, would you mind giving an old man a ride to the other side? There doesn't appear to be a passageway by foot." Reining his horse, the rider replied, "Sure thing. Hop aboard." Seeing the old man was unable to lift his half-frozen body from the ground, the horseman dismounted and helped the old man onto the horse. As they neared the tiny but cozy cottage, the horseman's curiosity caused him to inquire. Horse man: "Sir, I notice that you let several other riders pass by without making an effort to secure a ride. Then I came up and you immediately asked me for a ride. I'm curious why, on such a bitter winter night, you would wait and ask the last rider. What if I had refused and left you there?" Old man: ((The old man lowered himself slowly down from the horse, looked the rider straight in the eyes)) sir, "I've been around these here parts for some time. I reckon I know people pretty good'' and "I looked into the eyes of the other riders and immediately saw there was no concern for my situation. It would have been useless even to ask them for a ride. But when I looked into your eyes, kindness and compassion were evident. I knew, then and there, that your gentle spirit would welcome the opportunity to give me assistance in my time of need''. Those heartwarming comments touched the horseman deeply. Horse man: "I'm most grateful for what you have said," he told the old man. "May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion." who was that horse man ? read... With that, Thomas Jefferson turned his horse around and made his way back to the White House.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Wall (VietNam).

    Arlington National Military Cemetery.

    The World War II Memorial (It's about time!)

    The Korean War Memorial will give you chills.

    The Cemeteries throughout Northern France - Pont d'Hoc in particular - breathtaking.

  • LodiTX
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    1. the Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima

    2. any confederate memorial in the square of any small Southern town (They all have one. Not for political reasons, but for the memory of a lost and sad time.)

    3. Not in our country, but the white crosses stretching out of sight in Flanders fields

    4. Any general on a rearing horse anywhere

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is a little outside the question, but I love the Battleship Massachusetts. An Iowa Class Battleship is Magnificent.

  • 1 decade ago

    oh, i dunno. the usa has so many but my personal best is the wonderful grant's tomb in manhattan (nyc). as they say, you gotta see it to believe it! neither he or his wife julia is buried there but the granite monument is stupendous that is certainly on par with the small castles of the rich & (maybe) famous of the late 1800s in america. some of the statues or monuments built were (and still are) ostentatious - all glitter but no glamor but not this! it is awesome not only in size but was built with flair & careful design. second favorite? the washington oblisk in DC. outstanding!

  • 1 decade ago

    monument: the Lincoln Memorial

    event: D-Day

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