* Bunker Hill Monument *
One of the sites on Boston's The conflict took place on June
Freedom Trail is the Bunker Hill 17, 1775 and was a major early
Monument. It is actually located battle of the Revolutionary War.
on Breed's Hill, where the majority The saying "Don't fire until you
of the battle occurred. see the whites of their eyes,"
was uttered during the battle.
* Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial *
Opening in 1997, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt FDR once proclaimed that if a
Memorial attracts nearly 3 million visitors per memorial were ever erected in
year. Before its construction, there was a debate his honor, that he would like it
over whether or not the President's statue to be no higher than his desk.
should show that he was disabled. This request was obviously not
* Jefferson Memorial *
Portions of several documents,
including the Declaration of
Independence, are inscribed on
the walls surrounding the former
* Korean Veterans Memorial *
(No photos available)
* Lincoln Memorial *
Here I am with my sister in front of the The Lincoln Memorial was the site of Dr.
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have A
Dream" speech and a performance by
African American singer Marian Anderson.
The location of her show was chosen by
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
* Minute Man National Historic Park *
At one end of Concord's Old North A nearby rock that marks the burial site of
Bridge is Daniel Chester French's British soldiers who died during the Battle
Minute Man Statue. French is also of Concord on April 19, 1775. This was the
known for sculpting the statue of day the American Revolution began.
Abraham Lincoln for his memorial
* National World War II Memorial *
Mounted on the wall behind me are 4,048 One of the two arches at the memorial.
stars, each representing 100 Americans that The memorial opened in April of 2004,
perished during the second World War. located between Washington, D.C.'s most
* Statue of Liberty *
A symbol of hope for generations The statue was originally the idea of a
of immigrants, the Statue of Liberty French poet and politician Èdouard
was presented to America by France Laboulaye. Though he passed away in
in October of 1886. 1883, his idea was still made a reality.
* U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial *
Adjoining Arlington National Cemetery, the Felix de Weldon sculpted the
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial honors all structure, which was unveiled
of the Marines that gave their lives defending in 1954. President Kennedy
the nation. Inspiration for the monument later ordered that a flag should
was taken from Joe Rosenthal's famous be flown from the memorial
photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. twenty-four hours a day in 1961.
* Vietnam Veterans Memorial *
(No photos available)
* Washington Monument *
On our 2003 trip to D.C., we visited Myself posing at the Lincoln
the Washington Monument. Built Memorial. The Washington
between 1848 and 1884, the obelisk Monument and the World War
is the tallest stone structure in the II Memorial are visible behind
world. the reflecting pool.