Fischer, Washington Sidewalk
In the Capitol's front yard, at the intersection of
First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., this 1877 marble
memorial (pictured at top) commemorates sailors who died in
the Civil War. A book carried by the figure of America reads:
"They died that their country might live."
is one of those nondescript K Street buildings (1990 K St.
N.W.), but you can volunteer for the "toughest job you'll
ever love" by clicking here.
Peace Statue. A gilded sculpture of man, woman and
horse, all naked, on the D.C. side of the Arlington Memorial
Bridge between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington
Peace Foundation. Funded by the Nippon Foundation and the Japanese motorboat-racing
industry, the foundation's D.C. presence operates a library,
open to the public, that specializes in information on
contemporary Japan (1819 L St. N.W., 202-296-8245).
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace. A National
Portrait Gallery exhibit on the general who devised the
post-World War II Marshall Plan – the only professional
solider ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – runs through
Peace snacks. Ben & Jerry's, with locations
in the Old Post Office Pavilion and elsewhere, calls
its ice cream bars Peace Pops and sells them in four flavors:
vanilla, Heath bar, Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia frozen
yogurt. Opposite the National Zoo, Animal Crackers (3000-A
Connecticut Ave. N.W., 202-667-0503) serves
empanada-like Peace Pies, including a chicken pot pie version
and a Greek Peace Pie with spinach.
Peace work. An international policy think tank, the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1779
Massachusetts Ave. N.W., 202-483-7600) doesn't exactly welcome
the public, but visitors can peep at Andrew Carnegie's
roll-top desk in the lobby of the new headquarters. The U.S.
Institute of Peace Library (1550 M St. N.W., 202-429-3851)
makes its collection of materials on peace theory and
peacekeeping available to the public by appointment.
Ex-presidential daughters Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon
Eisenhower are co-vice chairs of the Nixon Center for Peace
and Freedom (1620 I St. N.W., 202-887-1000), "a
bipartisan institute dedicated to implementing Richard Nixon's
principles of enlightened national interest in foreign policy
and pragmatic idealism at home."
Peace Frogs. This chain of Charlottesville, Va.-based
clothing stores – with locations in Fair Oaks, Tysons
Corner and Potomac Mills malls – and a separate
travel agency are named after an American Indian frog symbol
that stands for peace but does not, the management admits,
"represent any form of activism."