2020 - Jan 2 - The Virginia Women's Monument by hwy614me

2020 - Jan 2 - The Virginia Women's Monument

When I retired from teaching on September 1, 2018, I had 4 months off before I began a new job working as an admin assistant at the Virginia General Assembly for its 2019 session. The greatest part about this job is that you only work 2 months a year (basically January and February) while the GA is in session.

Today I returned for the start of the 2020 session. After teaching for 30++ years, working with politicians and lobbyists is a whole new world. What I learned last year is that no matter the party, all politicians are working for what they belief to be the the right path for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Today, during my lunch break, I wandered around Capitol Square and noticed some new monuments. After some research, I learned that this display is titled, "Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women's Monument." It was unveiled this past October and is the nation's first monument created to showcase remarkable women of Virginia. Right now, 7 women are represented here, but when it is completed, it will include 12. Visit this link to learn more: https://wtvr.com/2019/10/15/virginia-womens-monument-cns/
What a beautiful monument! They are all so unique, and it looks like a great place to explore during your lunch break.
January 3rd, 2020  
This is a gorgeous Monument and collage of photos. Welcome to 365 :) FAV
January 3rd, 2020  
This is a wonderful balance to the statues on Monument Avenue. I agree with Kehinde Wiley. There is room for both in our city.
January 3rd, 2020  
January 3rd, 2020  
great statues and brilliant idea to celebrate the women
January 3rd, 2020  
A great collage of brave women.
January 4th, 2020  
Great pictures- it looks like a very compelling monument. Excellent collage.
January 4th, 2020  
A lovely shot of this super collection of sculptures. What a super monument!

January 6th, 2020  
@allie912 @sassyinthecity @jmm @bruni @olivetreeann @fishers - Definitely a good addition to the Capitol grounds.
January 8th, 2020  
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