George Mason Memorial

Monument in National Mall

This little oasis of flowers and fountains honors the famed statesman and author of the Commonwealth of Virginia Declaration of Rights (a forerunner to the US Bill of Rights). Wendy M Ross' bronze sculpture of Mason sits (literally; his legs are crossed and the man looks eminently relaxed) on a marble bench under a pretty covered arcade. His wise words against slavery and in support of human rights are incised in the bench.