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.”
Battle Monument (West Point), West Point, New York, USA — This polished granite column topped by a female statue of “fame” commemorates the many Union soldiers who died in the Civil War.
Victory Monument, Yorktown, Virginia, USA — This white, marble column was the first “monument” authorized by the American government. It memorializes the surrender of the British at the end of the Revolutionary War.
Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, USA — Virginia’s capital city has created an entire avenue of monuments to commemorate famous Virginians.
Washington Monument, Washington, DC, USA — America’s iconic memorial to its first president is now and always will be the tallest structure in the city. The stone obelisk stands 555 feet tall.