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Remembering the Women
Who Went to War

A 250-foot-diameter arc of glass tablets forms the roof of the new Women in Military Service for America Memorial, designed by Marion Weiss, professor of architecture, and her husband, Michael Manfredi, a visiting professor.
Photo by Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
The $21.5 million structure stands at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, behind an existing neoclassical retaining wall. "Like the unbound pages of a journal," Weiss writes, "the tablets are inscribed with individual quotes that carry the voices of those who have served; and their collective memories cast legible shadows into the gap between the wall and the cemetery."

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