Winged Victory

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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.


  1. gogouci Says:

    Looks like yesterday's walk was a very photogenic one.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Nice post. I read the four side panels that you posted. I liked your photograph too.

    Thank you very much for visiting my Brookville Daily Photo blog and for the comment you left me there about the Gateway computer.

    Brookville Daily Photo

  3. Hilda Says:

    It's a beautiful monument, made even lovelier by the flowers and trees around it. I can't help but hope that we will never need to build war monuments ever again.

  4. Lois Says:

    It's beautiful the way you photographed it with the light behind it! I like all the flowers surrounding it too.

  5. Thank you. Right now there are a lot of flowers in bloom around the Capitol grounds.

  6. Jacob Says:

    It is a wonderful monument! And I'm glad to hear that it was thought to be important enough to restore...

    I like the flowers that give it a frame.

    Your photo is excellent, with the sunlight in the background!

  7. Steffe Says:

    A really powerful monument.

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