If you are one to be touring the east coast of the United States this summer (or ever) be sure to place on your “Must Do” list a visit to the national monuments in Washington DC. Below you will find a photo essay with hopes that these pictures will entice you to journey to these national treasures and soak in the historical lessons that each tell.
The Washington Monument tours over all buildings in the nations capital. Recently re-opened after the 2011 earthquake.
The Washington Monument at night
A tribute to 9/11 victims, including my neighbor, Sara Clark
No other words needed
Each bench at the Pentagon Memorial has a name of a victim. There are reflecting pools below each one. How the seats are placed reflect how the victims were seated during the crash.
FDR Memorial at night
The monuments at night – full of art and culture. Including these at the FDR memorial
The towering Dr. Martin Luther King memorial
The memorial is lined with quotes which adds to this ever amazing tribute
The riveting Korean memorial – a MUST visit
Korean memorial at night with many visitors despite the late hour
Arlington National Cemetery at night