Modern Liberation

Modern Liberation (HM2E0Y)

Location: Arlington, VA 22209 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.3', W 77° 4.154'

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Netherlands Carillon, George Washington Memorial Parkway

The Netherlands Carillon was dedicated on May 5, 1960, on the 15th anniversary of the Netherlands' liberation from Nazi Germany. In gratitude for American aid received during and after World War II, the Dutch people rallied to support the memorial proposed by the Dutch government. This democratic cooperation reflected our two nations' solidarity behind democratic principles, especially as the Cold War grew in intensity.

Dutch architect Joost W.C. Boks designed the 127 foot tower in contrast to older European architecture that some considered to be fascist. The tower's abstract design, with its Piet Mondrian-like rectangular shapes, raised some eyebrows because it was the first modernist steel memorial associated with the otherwise classical stone architecture on the National Mall. Today the Netherlands Carillon—in view of the Capitol Washington, Monument, and Lincoln Memorial—stands as an exclamation point on the symbolic lines of Washington, DC.

From the People of the Netherlands to the People of the United States
HM NumberHM2E0Y
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320531 N 4306419
Decimal Degrees38.88833333, -77.06923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.3', W 77° 4.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 18" N, 77° 4' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27 Ord and Weitzel Dr, Arlington VA 22209, US
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