Washington D.C.

May 2016

Washington Monument

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"First in War, First in Peace, and First in the hearts of his countrymen."

  • designed by Robert Mills, completed by Thomas Casey and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father, honors and memorializes George Washington
  • was the tallest building in the world upon its completion in 1884

Lincoln Memorial

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  • built 1914-1922
  • Henry Bacon modeled the memorial after Parthenon in Athens, Greece
  • statue carved by the Piccirilli brothers
  • on hand is clench representing his strength and determination to see the war through to a successful conclusion. Other hand is slightly opened and relaxed showing his compassionate, warm nature