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World War II Memorial

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World War II Memorial The World War 2 Memorial was dedicated  May 29 2004 but was opened to the public  on April 29, 2004, The World War II Memorial  dedicated to the over 400 000 men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.Over 16 million Americans served in the armed forces including 2 million African…

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Washington Monument

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Washington Monument Construction of the Washington Monument started in 1848. The stone for the monument comes from Maryland and Massachusetts. The walls are made of white marble . The monument weighs 90,854 tons and is equal to a 50 story building in height. The total number block is 36,491 and the total cost of the…

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Vietnam War Memorial

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Vietnam War Memorial Located in Washington D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is truly a moving experience for all, and worth planning for. Designed to honor members of the U.S. armed forces, The Wall is dedicated to those who either died or were declared missing during the Vietnam War. A deliberate choice was made in the…

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Lincoln Memorial

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Lincoln Memorial One of the most recognizable of all memorial sites in Washington D.C. is the Lincoln Memorial. Set on the end of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall and opposite of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial commemorates the 16th president of the United States as an icon of hope and inspiration as…

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Jefferson Memorial

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Jefferson Memorial Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest presidents in American history. He helped write the Declaration of Independence, started the University of Virginia, and was responsible for acquiring 800,000 square miles o land for 15 million dollars.The memorial of Jefferson was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt. The statue of Jefferson is 19 feet…

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Korean War Memorial

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Korean War Memorial Located  near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington , DC The Korean Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in Korean. The black 41 panel wall has over 2400 images of support personnel . The wall is divided  into Army , Navy and the Air Force. The images…

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FDR Memorial

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FDR Memorial Franklin Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882. His family made their family fortune in railroading and coal. He was trained to be a lawyer. He married Eleanor on St.Patrick day 1905. Roosevelt served as under secretary of the navy for 7 years. Roosevelt was first became president on March 4,1933 . He remained…

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Arlington National Cemetery

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Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery in the United States. More than 350,000 men, women and children are buried there. Military personnel are buried in Arlington from the Revolutionary War to the wars of today.During the weekday an average  27-30 funerals are held. Some of the men and women…

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