Touch the Wing

 

Touching the Wing symbolizes that you are embracing your responsibility as a citizen to hold yourself and the government accountable to our democratic tenets and civil rights. We honor those who came before us and those who follow.

The sculpture is meant to symbolize the extrication of anyone from deeply painful and restrictive circumstances. It reminds us of the battles we've fought to overcome. So stand in a meaningful place at the Memorial--whether it's at the wing of the sculpture, touching the waterfall, pointing to the name of a family member who died in service, or highlighting a favorite quote--have your photo taken and share on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #TouchtheWing.  Let's stand together for the Constitutional rights of all Americans.