Posts Tagged: memorials

Sunset Parade at Marine Corps Memorial

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Every summer the Marine Corps hosts a weekly Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial). The tradition began in 1956, two years after the dedication of the memorial, and has continued ever since. The parade includes musical performances by “The Commandant’s Own,” the Marine Drum and Bugle […]

Guide to the Korean War Veterans Memorial

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This post is a guide to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and covers how to get here as well as explaining its symbolism.  Due to its location on the western end of the National Mall, it’s a great option when also visiting the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Korean […]

Guide to the FDR Memorial

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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is dedicated to the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of unprecedented economic crisis and world war. He is also the only US President to have been elected to more than two terms in office. […]

1, 2, & 3 Day Itinerary for Washington DC

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Use our 1, 2, & 3 Day Itinerary for Washington, DC suggestions to help plan your quick trip to the city. It’s hard to see everything DC has to offer but you can make the most of a weekend trip with our suggestions below. Check out our Guide to Things to Do in DC, with […]

Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the Wall) – A Visitors Guide

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This post is a guide to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, known popularly as “The Vietnam Wall”, with tips on how to find particular names. Controversial and received mixed reviews at its dedication in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has since become one of the country’s most visited and well-respected memorials. The memorial features […]

Kennedy Memorials at Arlington National Cemetery

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Visiting the Memorial The tomb and memorial to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is located in lot 45, Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  It is a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Center (map) and a 15 minute walk from the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station.  You will not be able to drive to gravesite.  Walking […]

Marine Corps War Memorial || Iwo Jima Memorial

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Dedicated in 1954, the Marine Corps War Memorial (or the Iwo Jima Memorial, as it’s often unofficially referred to) honors every Marine who has served since the founding of the Marines in 1775. The design of the memorial was inspired by Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi […]

The Lincoln Memorial Visitor’s Guide

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This post is a guide to visiting the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, including tips on parking and a self-guided tour. Visiting the Lincoln Memorial is a must-do while in Washington, DC!  It is the most visited memorial in the city, with 6 million people coming to see it every year.  It is completely […]

Guide to Visiting the MLK Memorial

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With black history month in full swing, it’s hard to overlook Washington D.C.’s some 200 historical sites related to African-American history.  The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is Washington D.C.’s newest monument and the nation’s first to honor an African- American man.  Paying tribute to the legacy of  Dr. King and his leadership during the […]