Thursday, March 16, 2006

Journalists Memorial

The Freedom Forum Journalists Memorial, located in Freedom Park, pays tribute to journalists who have died while trying to report the news. The memorial rises above the Potomac River with views of the Washington Monument, the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials and the National Cathedral. As of 2004, the names of 1,528 journalists from around the world are etched on the memorial's glass panels. The memorial is rededicated each year to include the names of journalists who died on the job the previous year.
On May 3, 2005, the names of 78 journalists who died or were killed while on assignment in 2004 were added to the glass panels of the memorial. The rededication ceremony featured remarks by CNN's Judy Woodruff. The Journalists Memorial now honors 1,606 journalists who died covering the news from 1812 through 2004

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