Second Division Memorial
Second Division Memorial
LocationPresident's Park
Washington, D.C.
United States
Coordinates38°53′33″N 77°02′17″W / 38.8925798°N 77.0379715°W / 38.8925798; -77.0379715
Governing bodyNational Park Service

The Second Division Memorial is located in President's Park, between 17th Street Northwest and Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC, United States.


The Memorial commemorates those who died, while serving in the 2nd Infantry Division of the U. S. Army.[1][2] The artist was James Earle Fraser.[3] It was dedicated on July 18, 1936, by president Franklin D. Roosevelt.[4]

It was rededicated in 1962, by Gen. Maxwell Taylor, with two wings added for the battle honors of World War II and the Korean War.

The flaming sword symbolizes the defense of Paris from the German advance.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Second Division Memorial", National Park Service
  2. ^ "Monument Monday – The Second Infantry Division" Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, DC Traveler
  3. ^ "Army, Second Division Memorial", DC Memorials. Archived 2007-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b "Second Division Memorial, (sculpture)". Retrieved 2023-11-21.