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This is a photo of the National Register of Historic Places listing with reference number 7001053

Description The Cuban Friendship Urn, also known as the Cuban-American Friendship Urn or USS Maine Memorial, located on Ohio Drive, SW (near the 14th Street Bridge) in Washington, D.C.'s East Potomac Park. The marble urn once stood atop a column of marble in Havana, Cuba to commemorate the sailors who lost their lives aboard the U.S.S. Maine and the friendship and bonds between Cuba and the United States. A hurricane in October 1926 knocked the marble column over and the urn was added to this marble plinth and sent to the United States in 1928. For a number of years it stood outside the Cuban Embassy located on 16th Street, NW. When relations between the United States and Cuba deteriorated, the memorial was moved to its present site. In 2007, the urn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inscriptions on the memorial:
El recuerdo del “Maine” tendrá eterna duración durante los siglos los lazos de la amistad entre la tierra de Cuba y la tierra de los Estados Unidos de Norte América. —Gerardo Machado
(English)The memory of the “Maine” will last forever through the centuries [as will] the bonds of friendship between the homeland of Cuba and the homeland of the United States of North America. —Gerardo Machado

Esta copa fué esculpida de un fragmento de la columna de mármol del monumento a las víctimas del “Maine” ericido en la ciudad de La Habana, cuya columna fué derribada por el ciclón de 20 de Octubre de 1926.

{English)This urn was sculpted from a fragment of the marble column from the Monument to the Victims of the “Maine” erected in the city of Havana. The column was toppled by the October 20, 1926 hurricane.
Date 12 July 2008(2008-07-12), 13:49:27
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