General Jose de San Martin Memorial, Washington DC

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The General Jose de San Martin Memorial is an equestrian statue memorial of Argentine general and independence leader José de San Martín in Washington, D.C., United States.The memorial is located at Virginia Avenue and 20th Street N.W. in the Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C., near the United States Department of State.The memorial was sculpted by Augustin-Alexandre Dumont beginning in 1924. It is a replica of an original located at the Plaza San Martín in Buenos Aires. The memorial was a gift to the United States from Argentina and was dedicated on October 28, 1925. President Calvin Coolidge spoke at the dedication. It was rededicated on October 6, 1976.PlaquetteNext to the memorial is a plaque with the following text:JOSE de SAN MARTINFOUNDER OF THE ARGENTINE INDEPENDENCEHE LED THE LIBERATING ARMY ACROSS THE ANDESAND GAVE FREEDOM TO CHILE AND PERUHIS NAME LIKE WASHINGTON'S REPRESENTSTHE AMERICAN IDEAL OF DEMOCRACY, JUSTICE AND LIBERTY
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  • The memorial is quite simple, but that is not the important thing. It is important for visitors to analyze how big San Martin was for latin america, and that the memorial intends to compare San Martin...  more »
  • As thrilled this Mr. And when one is away from home often value more what you have. The visit is very pretty, it shows that it is a point in which the people together for lunch found it quite dirty for what is the city in general.
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  • If you are Argentinian you can not stop passing through its monument
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  • The commemorative plaque compares San Martin with George Washington
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