CFA 19/JUN/03-2

Location

Arlington National Cemetery
United States

Owner
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of the Army
Property
Arlington National Cemetery
Description
Memorial to the Crew of the Columbia Orbiter
Review Type
Design

Letter

Dear Mr. Metzler:

During its meeting of 19 June, the Commission reviewed the proposal for a memorial to the crew of the Columbia Orbiter. The Commission appreciated the simplicity of the design as a representation of the original patch worn by the crew. If there is a request for portraiture as the design develops, a more classical approach is recommended, depicting crew members in profile, typical of many coins and medals. In addition, a more evocative inscription might be better suited to remembrance of the crew.

The Commission looks forward to the further review of this memorial. As always, the staff is available should you require guidance.

Sincerely,
/s/
David M. Childs, FAlA
Chairman

John Metzler, Jr.
Superintendent
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA 22211-5003