The Peace Monument
also known as the "Naval Monument" or "Civil War Sailors Monument"
At the top, (facing West) Grief weeps s she leans on History, who holds a stylus and tablet, which bears the phrase, "They died that their country might live."
Below them is Victory, who holds a laurel wreath and oak branch. To the right of her,(South) holding his trident, is the sea God Neptune. Opposite him is Mars(North), the God of War. Both gods are portrayed as infants or cherubs.
Peace, personified by the Greek Goddess Eirene, holding an olive sprig, faces the Capitol(East). Below her are symbols of peace and industry: dove (now missing) sheaf of wheat, cornucopia, turned earth,sickle and a sword; & the symbols of science, literature, and art: the angle or square, gear, book, and a pair of dividers.
sculptor: Franklin Simmons
located: Peace Circle
1st Street & Penn. Ave.
Washington, District of Columbia