Photos – America Remembers the Spanish American War

I always find it fascinating how wars are remembered and what wars are worth remembering. The other weekend I was in Walla Walla Washington drinking wine and I came across this monument to the Washington soldiers who fought against Spain in the Philippines. I don’t remember every seeing a monument to this war. It is one of the US’s lesser known wars and I wondered what was it about the war that made the Walla Walla commemorate it? Perhaps, as you can see from the photo, nothing has come along to displace it. Walla Walla hasn’t changed too much over the years and perhaps it is just luck to be there. I don’t know if it’s location next to the church was the original placement, but seems odd.