First Division Monument

Victory Statute Atop the Column of the First Division Monument

Victory Statute Atop the Column of the First Division Monument

The First Division Monument sometimes referred to as the First Division Memorial is located just to the east of 17th Street NW near the intersection of State Place NW. It is just south of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

First Division Monument With the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Behind It

First Division Monument With the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Behind It

Originally the monument was to honor the heroic efforts of the soldiers of the United States Army’s First Infantry Division in World War I. First Division soldiers from subsequent wars have been honored by additions to the monument.

The architect of the memorial was Cass Gilbert. The sculpture of the Victory statue was done by Daniel Chester French. All of the funds for the monument as well as the additions was provided by the Society of the First Infantry Division (previously known as the Society of the First Division).

The First Division Monument is located near the intersection of 17th Street NW and State Place NW. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the First Division Monument.

Closest Metro Station: The Farragut West Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is nearest to the First Division Monument.

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