The National Civic Art Society is doing essential work in restoring republican dignity and democratic purpose to public architecture and design in America.
NCAS has shown itself to be a tenacious and effective advocate for beauty and common sense in the urban realm.
When the National Civic Art Society began its Eisenhower Memorial fight, it was like Hans Brinker plugging a dyke all by himself with one finger. Now NCAS is well on its way to becoming a Washington powerhouse.
You have my genuine admiration for your work.
That is the most beautiful description of what we ought to be focused on regarding monuments and memorials that I’ve seen. In whatever future legislation we adopt, this ought to be the preamble of it.