National Mall and Memorial Park

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This is one place you are going to need more that one day to adsorb what it has to offer, the history of this country with real interesting stories to go with them is what you going to get here.

The highlights on the 2017 trip were the white plastic ground covers used for the inauguration and seeing Puerto Rico as one of the states that fought in World War 2 and having a monument attesting to this at the World World 2 Memorial and the Lincoln’s Memorial which was always our main goal to see.

Finally, I got to see the Washington’s Monument up close(it’s been closed for awhile) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in the daytime(we saw at night the last time here).

National Mall and Memorial Parks


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial


Lincoln Memorial

The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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Washington Memorial




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