Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | Posted by Don and Krise
This is another shot from last night's stroll around the Capitol. This monument is called "Winged Victory" and it honors those who served in World War I. It is bronze on top of granite, with the following inscriptions:
East face: WA State Seal, "To the memory of the citizens of the State of Washington who lost their lives in the service of the United States during the World War 1917 – 1918",
North face: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend"
West face: "Their sacrifice was to vindicate the principles of peace and justice in the life of the world"
South face: "They fought to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy."
The monument was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30th 1938. It currently is in good cosmetic condition as it was fully restored during August & September 2008.