To the brave men who perished in the wreck of the Titanic - April 15 1912. They gave their lives that women and children might be saved.Some of the wealthy women who survived the disaster organized a competition for a monument to their lost men in 1914, entries limited to women, and the winning design was submitted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. She was an accomplished artist who was also a Vanderbilt married to a Whitney — that must have been some wedding. But it took until 1934 to raise the funds and build and install the memorial. It was originally in a prominent location at the west end of the Mall, just north of the Lincoln Memorial, but it was moved in 1966 to make way for the Kennedy Center. It now resides where the Southwest Waterfront meets Fort McNair.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Men of the Titanic Memorial, Washington, DC
that post, a friend called my attention to the city's Titanic Memorial.