And then there are ones that are right in the thick of things, yet are largely ignored.
Such is the case with Pershing Park, home to a lovely statute of Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of the U.S. Army in Europe during World War I. This park is so close to other DC “heavyweights” – Washington Monument, The Ellipse, The White House – that it is largely ignored. There’s a nice fountain in the park, and in the winter the fountain’s pool is used for ice skating.
But the rest of the year, Gen. Pershing lives in relative obscurity.
But he casts one helluva shadow.