The first statue we saw was the Samuel Gompers Memorial. It is a bronze statue and it is also listed in the National Register of Historic places. You can find it at the intersetion of 10th Street, L Street, and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington.
Mr. Gompers was born in England and later became the American Labor Union Leader. He founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and served as its president from 1886 to 1895. This span of time made him the first and longerst serving president of the AFL.
He was a proponent for collective barganing, orgnization, and shorter hours for workers among many other things.
So now you have a history lesson and a beautiful piece of craftsmanship to visit whenever you would like!