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#1 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
From here, it is a easy walk to the Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, WWII Memorial, FDR Memorial, Dr. King Memorial....and for the more ambitious, you can walk to the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial.
... Monument, WW2 Memorial, Washington Monument, MLK Memorial, Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial, Holocaust Museum, White House, and the National Mall (including all the Smithsonian Museums and the National Gallery)
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#2 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The three dominant features are the nineteen life-sized and lifelike stainless steel statues of soldiers walking through dense undergrowth; the long polished granite wall etched with sandblasted photos of soldiers...
For those that know the history of the Korean War and the conditions in which our soldiers operated, this memorial grouping statues of larger tha life soldiers is haunting, especially when viewed in bad weather.
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#3 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
A bit of trivia from our tour guide (DC tours by Tim), all mementos left at the memorial (letters, stuffed animals, etc.) in remembrance of loved ones are picked up daily by the park and kept at a museum.
You can always find Veterans there who served during the war and are more than willing to explain in detail the different sections of the memorial and of course, tell their personal stories of the war and the comr...
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#8 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Great memorial Beautiful maintained Easy to find and a easy walk from the CBD Lots to see in a easily walkable distance Great day out Highly recommended
Visited on 7/10/2017 (Monday): The National World War II Memorial is a short walk from the Washington Memorial and shows remembrance to all the lives lost during World War 2 and has lots of amazingly detailed carv...
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#9 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The shrine is divided in three areas: A Gift of Love Exhibit- showcases the Life and artifacts of St.John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis Church- it hosts daily masses with beautiful mosaics, and the Luminous Mysteries...
The church and chapel are done in beautiful mosaics and the exhibit on the life of Pope John Paul II was also well done and informative.
#10 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
This is now my favourite monument in DC It’s sheer size is awe inspiring & the quality of the sculpture work is incredible, looking at the face of such an iconic hero in such a great location is amazing.
We stopped by this memorial on the monuments by moonlight tour via trusted tours– it is gorgeous and the walk from the FDR memorial to here has a beautiful view of Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument.
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#13 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
This peaceful memorial to Thomas Jefferson is located along the beautiful Potomac River Walk and is the first memorial I visited that had rangers both keeping the quiet ambiance and taking about the history around...
It was interesting to learn that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated this memorial on April 13, 1943, which was the 200th anniversary of Jefferson’s birth; however, the bronze statue designed by sculptor...
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#14 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
His contributions to our country, through WWII, the great depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Rural electrification, Polio research, and cure - This man definitely deserves such great honor!
I loved all the history laid out in this memorial!!! Definitely visit in the day so you can see everything good!! Loved how it paid tribute to all 4 of his terms and all he and Eleanor accomplished!!
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#21 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
There is a beautiful walkway around the memorial, guarded by statuesque lions, to walk along and view all the names.
May 15 is National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day, so activity at the Wall in May is always high.
#23 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
This statue memorializing the vital and scarifying service of women in the armed forces during Vietnam War is a must see memorial along with nearby World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam V...
Knowing how much of a tremendous sacrifice was made by the truly remarkable women that served and gave the ultimate to our country was heart warming and heart breaking a must see when in Washington
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#27 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
We found these are must see: Lincoln Memorial, White House, Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial with the Tidal basin, Roosevelt memorial, United States Capital, and Library of Congress.
It is very tall and everything is perfectly symmetric - a pleasure for the eyes ;-) It is on the middle where you have a good view on the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Congress Library.
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#29 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
As part of our History of Scouting hikes through DC we stopped by this memorial to a very special merit badge conselor, the boys loved that you can climb on this massive statue, though it was a bit hot in the sun.
The area surrounding the statue is embedded with more than 2,700 metal studs representing the planets, sun, moon, stars, and other celestial objects accurately positioned by astronomers from the US Naval Observato...
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#33 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
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#37 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Opposite the Archives building you can locate the Navy memorial, its a neat design, some fountains and embossed scenes on the side of a great design honouring some very important people, well worth a visit.
The southern hemisphere of the Granite Sea is surrounded by 26 bronze reliefs commemorating events, personnel and communities of the various sea services.
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#48 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Recently refurbished the statue of Grant and the detail in the faces of the soldiers in the flanking statues make this a must see on any visit to Washington
Just in front of the Capitol building the Ulysses Grant memorial almost stands guard to the steps, an imposing memorial worth a pit-stop.
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#50 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Walk in a loop and see Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, WWII memorial, Nurses memorial, Korean War Memorial, Washington Monument, African History Museum, and the Smithsonians.
As you are walking from the Lincoln Memorial to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, you will pass by this life-size bronze statue depicting three young servicemen.
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#56 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
It was built in the 1930's as a tribute to local residents who perished in World War 1 - at the time it was created, called the Great War...
The memorial lists the names of 499 Washingtonians who died in WWI and is the only memorial for WWI in the capital at the moment.
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#57 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Names of the camps are etched in stone surrounding the Memorial, which right now is totally stunning and fittingly surrounded by blooming cherry trees.
They see the Lincoln memorial, the Washington monument, the holocaust museum, I feel this is just as important.
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#62 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Tucked away behind some beautiful landscaping and a short enjoyable walk, the Mason statue sits on a bench with his hat sitting next to him.
It’s a beautiful garden and fountain with an amazing statue of Mason.
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#63 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
With some problems in the construction leading to falling tiles and a falling imperial dragon that landed on the top of a soda truck, the structure was stabilized and seems to have not had further problems.
#66 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Its only been there a few years but is simply moving and amazing they could find space to fit such a large memorial into this area, well worth a wander around and very beautiful set-out in design.
The design of the sculptures with the cutouts and the transparency makes this one of the most moving and emotional memorials in the city.
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#70 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
To access the Memorial, you cross a small wooden bridge onto an island.
Need to cross a little bridge to access this and worth it.
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#81 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
#93 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
President Calvin Coolidge dedicated it in 1924, and it contains plaques with the names of the Division's dead from many wars.
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#102 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Honoring A Great General, Soon The Home to Our Nation's WWI Memorial
In addition to a statue of General Pershing there are timeline tablets related to U.S. involvement in the battles of WW I.
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#104 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
I was excited to stumble upon this memorial as John Paul Jones was one of my favorite Revolutionary War heros growing up.
Short distance between the Washington monument and WWII memorial.
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#106 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The General Winfield Scott statue near to the US Navy Memorial is magnificent and well worth finding, easy to spot and worth a photo.
#109 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
It is important for visitors to analyze how big San Martin was for latin america, and that the memorial intends to compare San Martin to George Washington.
#113 of 225 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC