Washington, D.C. is a lovely capital city. Built on swamp land and declared the U.S. capital in 1790, its sprawling mall lends itself to show off some awesome monuments.
On a recent trip, I took a Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley. The weather was lovely. The trolley driver/narrator was informative. Best of all, the trolley driver, not I, maneuvered through the D.C. traffic. Here are pictures of some of the sites.
The iconic Washington Monument honors the first US president, President George Washington.
Daniel Chester French sculpted the 19×19’ President Abraham Lincoln. To one side is the Gettysburg Address and to the other is his second inaugural address that spoke of Malice Toward None.
The Martin Luther King Memorial was dedicated in 2011.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in 1947. Such a complicated character, that one.
The FDR Memorial is a sprawling tribute to his shepherding of the country through the Great Depression and World War II.
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ―
The U.S. Marines Monument is an image in tribute to the World War II battle at Iwo Jima.
I recommend such a tour.
TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind: GET the audio book (7 hours, 13 minutes) at Barnes and Noble or Google Play or Chirpbooks or Kobo or AudiobooksNow or Downpour or The Podcast App or Scribd or Overdrive. On iTunes, click on audiobooks and search by author. GET the paperback (232 pages) or e-book at Barnes and Noble, at Apple Books or at Amazon. The ebook is also available at Smashwords.
Characters of Huffinfield by Tina Marie L. Lamb is available as an ebook or a paperback at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon. The ebook is also available at Kobo and at Smashwords.
Buy it. Read it. And let me know what you think.
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.