July 13, 2007
Dupont Circle Honors “The Dressers”
A public art piece to honor the caretakers of people with HIV and AIDS is under construction in Washington D.C.’s Dupont Circle Metro station. An excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “The Dresser”—a poem about tending to wounded soldiers—is being engraved in one of the station’s granite walls. The project was the idea of D.C. Council member Jim Graham, who was executive director of the city’s Whitman-Walker Clinic, an organization that works to provide health and community services to HIV positive people.
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