Post by legionnaire on Nov 27, 2010 21:40:52 GMT -5
Inscription. In memory of the Honorable William Atkinson Jones, March 21, 1849 – April 17, 1918. United States Congress, First District of Virginia, 1890–1918.
Author, Philippine Independence Bill, 1916.
Dedicated June 20, 1926; the gift from a grateful Filipino People.
Erected 1926 by the People of the Philippines.
“The memorial cost $35,000, which was funded by the government of the Philippines, with donations of pennies from Philippine school children. The memorial was sculpted by a celebrated Spanish sculptor, Don Mariano Benlliure of Madrid. It was constructed in Spain, then dismantled and shipped to Virginia where it was reassembled. The memorial was erected for the Philippine Government by the U.S. War Dept., Bureau of Insular Affairs, under the supervision of Maj. Joe Sullivan.” —from the The Smithonian American Art Museum’s Art Inventories Catalog
detail of the Commonwealth of the Philippines Seal.
Location. 37° 57.473′ N, 76° 45.313′ W. Marker is in Warsaw, Virginia, in Richmond County.
Marker is on Richmond Road (U.S. 360) east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warsaw VA 22572, United States of America.