My Trip to Washington D.C

May, 2016

In Washington we went and saw a lot of monuments. We saw monuments like the Washington monument, The FDR monument and Iwo jima.
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The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is one of the most iconic monuments in D.C. It was built to honor Americas first president, George Washington. The monument towers at 555 feet tall and to get inside to see the interior, you must have a ticket.
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The Lincoln Memorial

"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom.
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The Jefferson Memorial

Designed by John Russell Pope in 1925, the memorial resembles the Pantheon in Rome, an adaptation of Neoclassical architecture favored by Thomas Jefferson himself. Surrounded by water, the structure is located in West Potomac Park by the Tidal Basin, a large body of water that is bordered by DC’s famous cherry blossom trees.
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The Vietnam War Memorial

he Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a 2-acre national memorial in Washington, DC. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War.
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The World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial is a memorial of national significance dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forcesand as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, it sits on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the eastern end of theReflecting Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
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The US Capitol

he United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, thelegislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop Capitol Hill, at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol forms the origin point for the District's street-numbering system and the District's four quadrants.

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The National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on theNational Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. With free admission and open doors 364 days a year, it is the third most visited museum in the world, the most visited natural history museum in the world, and the most visited museum.
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The Holocaust Museam

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to theNational Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthendemocracy.
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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River fromWashington, D.C., in whose 624 acres have been buried the dead of the nation's conflicts beginning with theAmerican Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars.
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The White House

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.
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The National zoo

The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States, and as part of the Smithsonian Institution, does not charge admission. Founded in 1889, its mission is to provide leadership in animal care, science, education, sustainability, and visitor experience.
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The Dinner Cruise



Dandy Restaurant Cruises is a fine dining dinner-boat pioneer with over 30 years of successful operating experience and is world renown for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere. We are moored in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, only 15 minutes from our Nation's Capitol, and we sail past our National monuments to Georgetown and back.


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The Westin hotel


The Westin Washington Dulles Airport is located just a short drive to Washington, D.C., convenient to the city center, and at the heart of multi-national corporate headquarters.

We offer a complimentary shuttle to the Dulles International Airport, local businesses and attractions, and most recently expanded our shuttle to connect you to the Silver Line's Wiehle-Reston East station for easy access to downtown D.C.