FC: Washington D.C. | This is the Capitol Building"s backside. The Capitol building is where the Senate and Congress meet. It is also the home to the old Supreme Court. The same place that held the famous Dred Scott Case Inside their is the center dome called the Rotunda in which they have painting and sculptures depicting the great events and people in American History. Each state is allowed to have two statues of important figures in the Capitol. Connecticut's are John Trumbull and Roger Sherman. Overall the Capitol building is a great example of Democracy at work.
1: CAMPING | What a beautiful view! | This is the fountain in the center of the World War 2 Monument. It commemorates all the people who died in the war and of our victories. The two different sides represent the war at both sides of the Globe. The Atlantic representing the war with the Germans and Italians and the Pacific representing the war with the Japanese.On the pillars surrounding the monument have each state listed on them. This is truly a great way to show our appreciation of the soldiers who died in this horrible war.
2: This is a picture of the inner statue of the Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated to our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. This memorial is a great way to show appreciation for what he did for our country, in freeing the slaves and keeping our Union together. The inside of this monument has a huge statue of Lincoln looking out over all of D.C. On the walls are his Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. The steps outside are the same steps in which Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech.
3: This is a picture of the back of the changing of the Guard ceremony. This event takes place every hour in the Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington is an army cemetery located outside of D.C. It is the burial ground to many military personnel and Presidents. It is on the property of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It is home to the resting ground of JFkK and his family. By their grave is the Eternal Flame which is a candle that never goes out. It is also home to the tomb of the Unknown soldier who is a soldier who died in battle who cannot be identified. It is a great honor and responsibility to guard his tomb.,
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5: This is a picture of the Iwa Jima Marine Memorial. It is sculpted after a picture of Marines raising the American flag on top of a volcano on the Japanese Island , Iwa Jima. The Marines were fighting a battle their during World War 2 and some soldiers wanted to increase morale in their army. They brought an American Flag to the top of the Volcano and someone followed them and got the picture of them raising it. This monument is also and optical illusions which makes it seem like the flag is rising as you walk around it. This is a great way to honor our Marines for keeping our country safe.
6: These are pictures of the Vietnam War Memorial. The top one is of two soldiers carrying a wounded soldier in battle. The bottom one is a picture of the wall in which they have the names of all the people who either died in the war or are missing. It is very sad to see all the names written on the walls because they all died fighting for a war which we lost. The wall is very big, much bigger then it should be. There are thousands and thousands of names that have been lost.
7: This is a picture of the Korean War Monument. It depicts a great American war we fought, not to conquer land, but to liberate. We went in to help South Korea become independent of the Communist North Korea. We won the war but we didn't finish off Communism for good. Their are nineteen huge statues of soldiers which makes it look like the memorial is in a real Warzone. On one side of it is a huge wall with faces of many people who died in the war. This Monument ids a deep and moving one for a great battle.
9: This is a photo of the Washington Monument. Even though we didn't physically go and see it we drove by it and saw it. The Washington Monument is a great honor that was bestowed upon our 1rst President, George Washington. It is an Egyptian style obelisk that stands in the the center of most of the monuments in D.C.If you ride up to the top you can see all four corners of D.C. It is directly in the center of the National Mall. If you decide to walk up it and see the interior, you will find that each state donated one block made out of their state mineral to help build the Monument. This dominating obelisk is a great honor for a man who helped build our country to what it is today