National Monuments & Memorials

Jefferson MemorialWashington D.C. tells this country's story through its monuments and memorials. They are dedicated to presidents of the past who helped to make this country great, and also, to those who fought and died in wars to build and protect this country. We will also, present other monuments that are in other parts of the country such as Mount Rushmore and Gettysburg. We will give statistics, history, weather informaton.

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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln MemorialThe Lincoln Memorial is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor was Daniel Chester French, and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. The structure is patterned after a Greek Doric temple.

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” The statute of the 16th president sits beneath these words as as everlasting symbol of freedom and all who desire insight and hope.

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Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a symbol of freedom and stands as a place for inspiration for all peoples of America and the world. The sayings of Thomas Jefferson, some over 200 years old, have influenced American thoughts. Now, many of these stirring words are on the inside walls of his memorial.

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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument pays tribute to the first president of the U.S., George Washington. The monument is the most prominent and one of the older attractions in the D.C. area. The monument is designed like an Egyptian obelisk, 555’ 5/8 high, and averages a vista of 30 to 40 miles perfectly clear weather conditions. It was completed on December 6, 1884.

 

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore in the Black HillsMount Rushmore National Memorial, near the city of Keystone, South Dakota, is representative of the first 150 years in American history with carvings of the heads of former presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The monument takes up 1,278.45 acres of the mountain and is 5,725 feet above sea level.

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