Lincoln Memorial

This iconic landmark was built in tribute to President Abraham Lincoln, who fought to preserve our nation during the Civil War, from 1861-1865.  The memorial sits on the National Mall in Washington DC and has been the site of many famous speeches and events since its dedication in 1922… most notably Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963.  It was modeled in the style of a Greek temple; its 36 columns symbolize the states of the Union at Lincoln’s death.  Even without its annual 5 million visitors, the Lincoln Memorial is a familiar site as it is pictured on the US penny and the back of the US five dollar bill.  But nothing beats sitting by its reflective pool and taking in the memorial’s size and beauty on a quiet morning.

 

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