National Geographic : 1942 Mar
330 The National Geographic Magazine Aciw Old Glory Before Them, Bluejackets Parade in Front of Our Nation's Capitol Soldiers armed with rifles and bayonets guard the entrances to the Capitol and other public buildings in Washington. Like the Jefferson Memorial, now nearing completion, the Capitol's large iron dome was a war time project. Five months after the Battle of Gettysburg, in the Civil War, the work was finished, and Thomas Crawford's Statue of Freedom was put in place atop the dome. It is 3V2 times the average height of a man.