My Washington, D.C. Trip
Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial stands 19 feet tall, weighs five tons, and is made out of bronze. The statue was completed in 1943. This monument was to honor the third president of the United States for what he did to make the nation strong and great.
Marine Corps Memorial
The Marine Corps Memorial or more well known as Iwo Jima, was made by Felix W. de Weldon. He made the statue out of plaster in multiple pieces, but then sent it away to be covered in bronze. All the pieces were sent back to D.C. and got reassembled. The 6 men that stand on the 10 ft base are 32 ft tall. These men hold the American Flag, the flag is 60 ft high. Felix worked with three surviving soldiers and carved their faces in the clay of the statue. This memorial honors all of the Marines that have died defending the United States.
The Vietnam memorial contains three parts: The Three Soldier statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The Three Soldier Statue has an European American, an African American, and a Hispanic American. These different races of men shows how different groups of people came together during the war. In the Vietnam Women's Memorial, there are three female nurses taking care of an injured soldier. This memorial shows that if you are a female or a male, your help in the war makes a big difference. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall contain over 58,000 names that are placed in chronological order. The Vietnam Memorial pays tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces that were killed or went missing during the Vietnam War.
At the Natural History Museum there was a little bit of everything. There was stuff about space, the ocean, dinosaurs, there was a butterfly pavilion, and my favorite part the gems and minerals. There were thousands of gems and stones of all different shapes and sizes.
When we were at the Holocaust Memorial Museum we went to Daniel's Story. This was about a boy's life in the Holocaust, how he was treated, and what happened in his point of view. In this exhibit, Daniel's house was shown and all around the house was his diary entries.