Jane A. Delano Memorial

Jane A. Delano Memorialloupe
430 17th St NW

This bronze statue of Jane A Delano was sculpted by R. Tait McKenzie (1867-1938) and dedicated in 1933 to honor Jane A Delano (1862-1919) and the 296 nurses who died in World War I.  It is located at the American Red Cross facilities in Washington, D.C.  Delano was the founder of the Red Cross nursing programs and died in a barracks hospital in Brittany, France, in 1919 while on an inspection tour following the armistice.  Delano is buried in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery, a section known as the "Nurses Section". At the top of the hill in Section 21 is another memorial to Delano and her nurses.