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September 29th, 2006

John Paul Jones Monument Washington, DC


Commodore John Paul Jones Memorial is located at (West Potomac Park, Tidal Basin - North Bank at 17th Street). The bronze standing figure of John Paul Jones is 10 feet high. The backdrop is a marble rectangular pylon with marble bowls and fountains at the base. John Paul Jones, noted American naval commander, was the first to raise the new American flag on an American war vessel and the first to compel a foreign man-of-war to surrender to a US vessel. Dedicated April 17, 1912. The sculptor of this memorial was  Charles Niehaus.  It's centrally located near the WWII Memorial and the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.  It's on a little island on the road.  We just happened by it on the way back to the car and took a photo.



Above: The John Paul Jones Memorial


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