Victims of Communism Memorial
The Victims of Communism Memorial is a memorial to those who were victimized by Communism since the establishment of that ideology. It was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 12, 2007. The dedication ceremony featured the unveiling of the "Goddess of Democracy," a bronze replica of the statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China in the spring of 1989. Many world leaders have already visited the memorial site to pay their respects and lay commemorative wreaths. The Memorial is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, NW on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a non-profit educational group dedicated to informing the public about the deaths and damage caused by Communism over time, was named after the memorial.