Avenue of Heroes

Avenue of Heroes (HM2MMK)

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N 38° 53.065', W 77° 3.819'

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

Memorial Avenue was created at the same time as Arlington Memorial Bridge to serve as a ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The avenue was originally planned to be flanked by numerous statues of American heroes. Seven memorials have been placed along it since 1960.

At the western terminus of the avenue, a large hemicycle was constructed that today houses the Women in Military Service for the America Memorial. The avenue is partly enclosed by a hedge of American holly and white oak trees, the primary historical vegetation of the landscape. Several transportation corridors (Highway 110 and a DC Metro line) pass unseen below grade, but they appear on the avenue as entrance and exit roads, elevators, escalators, and signs. The composite features of the Memorial Avenue corridor landscape are significant as important elements in the neoclassical urban design of the National Capital as it evolved during the first third of the 20th century.


· American Armored Force Memorial
· Fourth Infantry Division Memorial
· The western terminus of Memorial Avenue in 2005.
· Seabees of the U.S. Navy Memorial
· United Spanish War Veterans Memorial
· Admiral Richard Byrd Memorial
· 101st Army Airborne Division Memorial
Year Placed2019
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321006 N 4305974
Decimal Degrees38.88441667, -77.06365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.065', W 77° 3.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 3.8999999999999" N, 77° 3' 49.14" W
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