02 May Fallen Journalists Memorial approved for National Mall
A memorial to commemorate fallen journalists has been approved by a federal agency to be installed on the National Mall by the end of 2028.
The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved the project spearheaded by the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation on Monday with the goal of completing the memorial by the end of 2028. The memorial, which is funded by private donations, will be located between the National Museum of the American Indian and the building for Voice of America in Southwest Washington, D.C.
The site chosen for the memorial has a direct view of the Capitol, meant to symbolize the role of the press in the U.S. The memorial will aim to honor journalists who have died while reporting and also serve as a “focal point” in learning about the First Amendment.