My Washington, DC Trip

2016

The Washington Monument

While I was on the DC trip I visited and learned about many interesting things.We visited the Washington Monument. I learned what the Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington and that it is serving as an awe-inspiring reminder of George Washington's greatness.

Five Facts About The Washington dc Monument

  1. Plans for the monument began even before Washington was elected president.
  2. The original design for the monument was much different than what ended up being built.
  3. The monument was once the site of a hostage situation.
  4. The monument has survived a earthquake.
  5. The original elevator ride to the top took twenty minutes.

The World War Two Memorial

The World War Two Memorial was built to honor the service of sixteen million members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and the ultimate sacrifice of Thousands of Americans.

The World War Two memorial was completed and opened to the public on April 29.

The Lincoln Memorial


Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument.


The Lincoln Memorial was started in 1914 and it was finished in 1922.

The Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial was dedicated to Thomas Jefferson and built to honor him.


The Jefferson Memorial was built in 1943

The circular, open-air memorial is 165 feet in diameter, with an exterior made of Vermont Imperial Danby marble. The design of the shallow dome clearly resembles to the dome of the Pantheon. The 54 Ionic columns surrounding the building permit a clear view of the interior from all four sides. A large porch with eight Ionic columns forms the main entrance.