The Women’s Titanic Memorial is a tribute to the men on board the RMS Titanic that gave their lives when that ill fated liner was sent to the bottom of the sea on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912.  The figure is thirteen feet high and hewn out of a great rock of granite and commemorates the heroism of the men who raised the dauntless cry “Women and children first!”
The statue was designed by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and sculpted by John Horrigan.  It was unveiled on May 26, 1931 by Helen Herron Taft, widow of President William Howard Taft.  Its outstretched arms resemble a cross at a distance.
The memorial is located in Southwest Washington, D.C. beside the Washington Channel of the Potomac River and next to Fort Lesley J. McNair.



TO THE BRAVE MEN
WHO PERISHED
IN THE WRECK
OF THE TITANIC
APRIL 15 1912
THEY GAVE THEIR
LIVES THAT WOMEN
AND CHILDREN
MIGHT BE SAVED

ERECTED BY THE
WOMEN OF AMERICA

Each year, the Men’s Titanic Society gathers at the Watergate Hotel to dine on a meal similar to the last meal served on the ship (oysters on the half shell, tournedos with artichoke bottoms and foie gras with truffle) and then at one hour past midnight they raise a champagne toast

“To those brave men.”

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