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written by: silverqueen
"Monuments are history made visible" writes Judith Dupree in her beautiful and informative book. Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory, “The moving finger writes and having writ, moves on" wrote a famous maker of tents. These monuments that honor America's bravest and most honorable, be they great men and women or everyday men and women made great by the times, holds back the moving finger, if only for a brief moment in time.

Question 1:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
On what monument will you find this poem by Emma Lazarus?

Question 2:

The committee required four criteria for submission to design this monument: The monument must harmonize with the surroundings, the monument will not make any political statement, it will honor service and must include the 57,661 names of those killed or missing in action. On what memorial will you find these lines, "The names of those who gave their lives and of those who remain missing are inscribed in the order they were taken from us."?
The World War I Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The World War II Museum
The Korean War Memorial

Question 3:

The East Gate is inscribed with the time 9:01 A.M. and the West Gate with 9:03 A. M. In what city would you find 168 chairs in the Field of Empty Chairs?
Stoneycreek, PA
Selma, AL
Oklahoma City, OK
Lockerbie, UK

Question 4:

Richmond, Virginia was once the capitol of the Confederacy and in this city you will find what is now known as Monument Avenue. Monument Avenue was known as Confederate Avenue when the first statute, of General Robert E. Lee, was erected in 1890. As a sign of changing times, whose statute was unveiled in 1996?
Fredrick Douglas
Arthur Ashe
Martin Luther King
Ulysses S. Grant

Question 5:

This memorial is located on 7.5 acres of land and is made up of four 'rooms' or courtyards. In room two, you will find these words inscribed "I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad and ill-nourished. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little." Whose carved figure would you see next to his little dog, Fala?
Woodrow Wilson
Teddy Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Grover Cleveland

Question 6:

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At what memorial dedication, related to the "Forgotten War", did President Clinton state "They set a standard of courage that may be equaled but never surpassed in the annals of American combat."?
Spanish-American War Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
World War I Veterans Memorial
Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

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Question 7:

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The first two names on the 3 x 6 foot panels are Marvin Feldman and Ed Monk. What is the name of the monument whose founder describes as "It is a weapon. It is a fifty-ton fabric weapon made of love to fight against the epidemic."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 8:

On March 9, 1841the Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision which ruled that Joseph Cinque and other members of the Mende people had been illegally enslaved and were ordered to be returned to Africa. What replica sails the seas and visits ports as an educational tool and ambassador of goodwill?
U.S.S. Constitution
Old Ironsides
Bonhomme Richard

Question 9:

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In a letter smuggled past Santa Anna's men, William Travis ended his plea for help with the line "If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his honor & that of his country-Victory or Death." With his sword Travis drew a line in the sand and asked that the men who would fight step over the line. All but one did. In what monument would you find a bronze line memorializing that 'line in the sand'?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 10:

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These over-life-sized bronzes memorialize an event on Leyte Island. What general is portrayed fulfilling his promise of "I shall return."?
General Omar Bradley
General Douglas MacArthur
General Dwight D Eisenhower
General George C Marshall

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