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FC: D.C. Trip By: Nijah Wilson

3: This is a picture of the Eternal Flame at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. TThe cemetery is to honor important people and what the have done for the country. The eternal flame is a memorial of the President John F. Kennedy, who assassinated in 1963 . Across the way from the eternal flame is Lincoln's Memorial. When you look over the Memorial bridge you can see Washington, DC. Close to JFK's memorial are his brother, Ted and Robert's grave sites.

5: The Lincoln Memorial is a memorial built for President LIncoln. He was the 16th president of the United States. The memorial was given to him because of his work he did for our country. It is located in the National Mall. The national mall is the area in where the historical landmarks are. On the wall of the Lincoln Memorial are two famous speeches said by Lincoln.

7: Arlington National Cemetery is a cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The cemetery has importance to Americans because it is where John F. Kennedy's memorial sight is. Also it is where unknown soldiers. Arlington cemetery was previously owned by Robert E. Lee. The Cemetery is close to the Potomac River. At the Cemetery is has the Tomb of the unknown, it over looks Washington, D.C. The unknown soldiers are from World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War. On memorial day, each of the soldiers graves are marked with an American flag.

9: The Capitol Building is the place where the legislative office meet. The capitol building started running in 1973. After the war of 1812, the capitol building was partially burned. The reconstruction began with in 1815 and wasn't finished till 1819. On the inside of the capitol building there is beautiful artwork. The rotunda is the highest part of the capitol building. The rotunda was the part that connects the House of Reps and senates. L'enfant designed the structure of the capitol building. In the 1850's capitol building was being expanded.

11: The white house is the place where the president works and lives. To an American this is very important because it are out base to the government and it is where our president works and carries out his duties. If we didn't have the white house or a president our country would be a total mess. In 1812 the White House was set on fire by the British.

13: The Marine Corp Memorial is a statue outside out of the Arlington National Cemetery. It is also called Iwo Jima Memorial. From different angles you can see the flags raising. It is showing people from the Marines. It is dedicated to all people who have served in the Marine Corps. The memorial was designed by Delix de Waldon. He got this idea from a picture of raising the flag on Iwo Jima.

15: The Washington Monument is a monument built for Washington. It is in the National Mall. It was built to honor our first President. The monument can be seen in the reflection pool. The monument is 555 ft. tall. It is the tallest monument in D.C. It was designed by Robert Mill who was a architect in the 1840's. It started to be built in 1884. I think that the monument is cool and I wish we could have gone in it.The monument is like an important symbol of D.C.

17: The Reflecting pool is between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Both of these can be seen in the reflecting pool. The reflecting pool is where Martin Luther King and Obama have given speeches. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech there. At the reflecting pool, you can reflect on everything you have done. It is important to me as an American because it is designed in an interesting way, that you can see both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln's Memorial.

18: SHoes.

19: Seeley, Ally, Erin, Nijah, Etti, and Clare at the Native American Museum.

20: Claire on the ground after she was thrown off.

21: Franny and Molly.

22: Emma on the bus.

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