Posted by Jonathon on June 30, 2000 at 09:33:35:
In Reply to: Washington Monument - Why? posted by Eric Denson on December 07, 1998 at 10:16:00:
There is always a reason behind a particular symbol chosen to represent an individual, his or her effrts, an idea, etc.
Why stars and stripes to represent the original colonies and the states?
Why a hammer and sicle
to represent the former USSR?
Why a pine tree to represent Lebanon.
All of these symbols likely had a deep meaning to the creators of flags and monuments.
The most important question is; what does it mean to you?