Urbin Report

Thursday, July 29, 2004

100 Million Victims

Congress is moving closer to approving Maryland and Constitution avenues NE as site of the Victims of Communism Memorial to remember a death toll from Berlin to Beijing, Hanoi to Havana, that was greater than all of the wars of the 20th century combined.
The memorial will feature a replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue, as well as an eternal flame and bronze panels with quotes from heroes of the Cold War.
The proposed site, recommended by the National Park Service and part of the master plan for memorials in Washington, is one block from the U.S. Capitol and would be directly across the street from the Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters, whose members fought against communism on several fronts.