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FC: Washington DC | Kirstin | Haylee | Nicole | Hunter | McKenzie | Cort | Kordell | June 2010 | Kaitlyn | Kirstin

1: The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, depicts one of the most historic battles of World War II, the battle of Iwo Jima. The memorial is dedicated to all marines who have given their lives in battle. | Iwo Jima Monument

2: The World War II Memorial is an oval shape with two 43-foot arches, representing the war's Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Fifty-six pillars represent the states, territories and the District of Columbia at the time of the war. Two sculpted bronze wreaths adorn each pillar. Small fountains sit at the bases of the two arches. Waterfalls surround a wall of 4,000 gold stars, each one represents U.S. deaths in the war. | World War II Memorial

6: The FDR Memorial honors Franklin D. Roosevelt for leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. This impressive memorial to FDR is spread over 7.5 acres and includes numerous statues, quotes, and waterfalls.

8: the White House

9: soup line

12: The former home of Robert E. Lee and his family is located atop a hill, providing one of the best views of Washington, DC. George Washington Parke Custis, Lee’s father-in-law, originally built the house as his own home as well as a memorial to George Washington, his step-grandfather. Arlington House is now preserved as a memorial to Robert E. Lee, who helped heal the nation following the Civil War. | Arlington House

13: Arlington National Cemetery | Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, serves as a cemetery and a memorial to America's war heroes.More than 330,000 American servicemen as well as many famous Americans are buried at the 624 acre national cemetery. Among the notable Americans buried here are Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Robert Kennedy. | One of the most visited gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery is that of President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

16: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located high on a hill overlooking Washington, DC. The tomb was dedicated in 1921 and contains the remains of soldiers from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The tomb is guarded 24 hours a day. | Tomb of the unknown Soldier

18: The National Cathedral

20: Step on the star for good luck

22: Mount Vernon is the 500-acre estate of George Washington and his family. George Washington’s Tomb is on the estate. Washington died in the master bedroom at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799. He chose to be buried on the grounds of the estate. The tomb was completed in 1831 and Washington's body was moved there along with the remains of his wife, Martha, and other family members. Near the tomb is a slave burial ground, to honor African-American slaves who worked at Mount Vernon.

24: The Jefferson Memorial is a dome-shaped rotunda that honors our third president, Thomas Jefferson. A 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson's other writings. | The Korean War Memorial honors the veterans of this war with a group of 19 statues that depicts solders on patrol facing an American flag.

25: The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln who fought to preserve our nation during the civil war. He was the 16th president. His nickname was "honest Abe.

26: The Washington Monument. a memorial to George Washington, our nations 1st president, is the most prominent landmark in Washington DC, and stands as the centerpiece of the National Mall.

27: On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Actor John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head before jumping onto the stage and escaping to Maryland. Lincoln died on April 15th. | President Lincoln was wearing this top"hat when he was shot. | The gun John Wilkes Booth used to kill the President.

31: The Capital of the United States of America

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