There are monuments everywhere. Over the course of history there have been many heroes and events which should be remembered for eternity, and it is often fitting to commemorate these important people or occasions with a monument. Some are not called “monuments” but some similar term may be used. This series is reserved for those memorials which are commonly (and/or officially) called “monuments.”
Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA — This tall column commemorates the arrival of the Mayflower which carried the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620.
Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, Massachusetts — This tall obelisk recalls the famous battle, one of the first in America’s Revolutionary War.
Our Lady of Victories Monument, Portland, Maine, USA — This statue remembers the soldiers of the state of Maine who fought for the Union in the Civil War.
Columbus Monument, Providence, Rhode Island, USA — This tall column is dedicated to Christopher Columbus who discovered the New World in 1492. Although Columbus never came to Rhode Island, there is a large Italian population in the city who revere the explorer.
Bennington Monument, Bennington, Vermont, USA — This 300-foot tall obelisk commemorates the 1777 Battle of Bennington, a significant clash during the Revolutionary War.