In most of our cities you will find a monument to someone of importance to that area. It will usually be a statue of the person, sometimes on a horse or some other striking pose. That is one thing that makes the Washington Monument different. No person, no horse, just a tall obelisque that can be seen for miles around. It’s strong construction and grandeur make it a fitting tribute to the person whose name it carries.
In a way, the American Flag is another form of monument. It waves freely, high atop a pole to be seen by many. But what it represents makes it unique. It stands for freedom and liberty. It stands for the sacrifice made by those before us and those to come after us. It stands for bravery and justice and a so much more.