Saturday, July 19, 2014

DC Shot of the Day: Second Division Memorial

The 2nd Infantry Division of the US Army is currently deployed in South Korea, providing protection from a possible North Korean invasion. The 2ID has been around since 1917, and is honored along Constitution Avenue on the outskirts of President's Park with the Second Division Memorial (pictured above.)

It was originally dedicated back in 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and rededicated in 1962 with two additional wings to commemorate World War II and the Korean War. The gold sword in the middle stands for the American intervention versus Germany in Paris, France during WWII.