Monuments/ Statues in Washington DC

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Monuments & Statues in Washington DC

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  • Sheila O
    Chicago, IL83 contributions
    Stop by when walking the mall. Pick a sunny day. Take the metro or take your chances finding parking.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
    Every time we come here, our memories take us back to the past. Hope our children will face no wars.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • sheboygannancy
    sheboygan211 contributions
    This is one monument that tugs at your heart. The sculptor caught the expressions on each soldier's face and captured what being in a fight is really like.
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
    Amazing to see and so interesting to hear the story. Take a deep breath and take a walk along the lake and to enjoy viewing the monument from distance.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • The Baobab Republic
    Bangkok, Thailand276 contributions
    If just talk about the idea and how the American Gov. and people built the National World War II, for us, it is really impressive. And it's a beautiful place. Very beautiful
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • sheboygannancy
    sheboygan211 contributions
    The building itself is just so beautiful. It seems to capture the essence of Jefferson. Right now it's under construction which makes it a bit more challenging to visit and it's a bit out of the way but you can see it from a distance. The quotations are perfect.
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • sheboygannancy
    sheboygan211 contributions
    This monument is hard for some people to appreciate because it shows King coming out of a rock but the effect is important because it captures all his situation.
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • RenaM65
    Boston, MA143 contributions
    Each section of this memorial acknowledges the strength, foresight, perseverance and intelligence of this leader. While he was not perfect, he lead our country from the depression through WW2 with courage and a sense of what must be done. The quotes are absolutely timeless and resonate brilliantly. It isa must see in D.C.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • roj1281
    Houston, TX515 contributions
    Just to clarify there is no exhibit here its just a statue and memorial to Albert Einstein. Its a nice stop when you are in the National Mall area to take pictures.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • Jay J
    15 contributions
    The museum is not part of the Smithsonian system. It is over 20 dollars for entry, which to me seems a bit much for such an overall small museum that can be seen in about an hour or less.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • RLWOrangePark
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL3,667 contributions
    This memorial is located directly downtown; adjacent to the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro Station. When you leave the metro station and before you enter the building be sure to look around outside and the map of the world on the ground and the statue of the Lone Sailor in the courtyard. In the Memorial, there are videos, display boards and maps showing the Navy's history and experiences around the globe. There are uniforms and objects used by the various arms of the Navy. Check out the Navy Log, the nation's largest publicly available repository of Sea Service personnel. If you have a friend or relative that has served in the Navy, chances are you can find them in this database. Note that this is different from the National Navy Museum which is located on the Washington Navy Yard and is well worth a more extensive visit and tour of Navy history.
    Written November 5, 2021
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  • Candy Y
    2 contributions
    incredible tour and even better tour guide, a must-see while in DC. Pick the amount of time nad the places most important, very professional and the depth of knowledge and history they share is incredilbe.
    Written September 19, 2022
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  • Tracy D
    Tonawanda, NY37 contributions
    Could not have been more pleased with this stunning tribute to JPII! Moving exhibits detailing his life and dedication to our Lord and Mother complete with Relics. Spend some time and immerse yourself in the amazing life, ministry and obedience. Truly remarkable. A Saint whom has intimately touched our lives in so many ways. Grateful for the opportunity
    Written January 11, 2020
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  • Chris D
    Athens, GA45 contributions
    Very well done memorial on Capitol Hill. Not only is the memorial a great tribute in its own right, but allows for some great photos with the Capitol in the background.
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • PROS
    • Fantastic artwork of detailed sculpture
    • Realistic lifelike and powerful
    • Meaningful and thought provoking
    • Somber and sobering
    • Relatable because it is “only” life size
    • “Hidden gem”

    CONS
    • Not publicized as much as other memorials

    “I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
    … when going from the Lincoln Memorial to the Vietnam War Memorial at night. I did not expect to see it there- quite a surprise and write meaningful and lifelike- something that we should all be able to relate to.

    TIP
    Look for it before the Vietnam war memorial and be sure to see it – it’s quite realistic and life-size and we can relate to it… I hope
    Written July 3, 2022
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