Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is a memorial scheduled to be dedicated on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall on August 28, 2011.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be located adjacent to the FDR Memorial, between the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial, and will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s national and international contributions to the American dream—a dream he spoke of in terms of possibility and hope—and its pillars of freedom, democracy, and opportunity for all.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Tour Planning

Address: Tidal Basin, Washington DC
Operating Hours & Seasons Whole Season
Fee and Ticket: Free
Phone: National Park Service
Official Website: http://www.mlkmemorial.org/

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaking at an Informal News Conference in Selma, Alabama, 1965
Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaking at an Informal News Conference in Selma, Alabama, 1965

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photos and Tours

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington DC

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington DC

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Tour

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Photos and Tours

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Photo

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Photo

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Photo Tour

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Photos and Tours

Jefferson Memorial photo

Jefferson Memorial photo

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Photo Tour

World War II Memorial Photos and Tours

World War II Memorial Photo

World War II Memorial Photo

World War II Memorial Photo Tour

Arlington National Cemetery Photos and Tours

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Washington Monument Photos and Tours

Washington Monument Cherry Blossom Photo

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The Washington Monument was closed indefinitely

The Washington Monument was closed indefinitely Wednesday as engineers studied ways to repair cracks at the top of the capital’s iconic structure — one day after a rare 5.8-magnitude East Coast earthquake.

Korean War Veterans Memorial Photos and Tours

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans memorial is in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle. Walls: 164 feet (50 m) long, 8 inches (200 mm) thick; more than 100 tons of highly polished “Academy Black” granite from California: more than 2,500 photographic, archival images representing the land, sea and air troops who supported those who fought in the war are sandblasted onto the wall.

The Column Within the walled triangle are 19 stainless steel statues designed by Frank Gaylord,[4] each larger than life-size, between 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m) and 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) tall; each weighs nearly 1,000 pounds (500 kg). The figures represent a squad on patrol, drawn from each branch of the armed forces; fourteen of the figures are from the U.S. Army, three are from the Marine Corps, one is a Navy Corpsman, and one is an Air Force Forward Air Observer. They are dressed in full combat gear, dispersed among strips of granite and juniper bushes which represent the rugged terrain of Korea.[5]
When reflected on the wall, there appear to be 38 soldiers, representing the 38th parallel. To the north of the statues is a path, forming one side of the triangle. Behind, to the south, is a 164-foot-long black granite wall, created by Louis Nelson, with photographic images sandblasted into it depicting soldiers, equipment and people involved in the war. This forms the second side of the triangle. The third side of the triangle, facing towards the Lincoln Memorial, is open. To the north of the statues and path is the United Nations Wall, a low wall listing the 22 members of the United Nations that contributed troops or medical support to the Korean war effort.

The Memorial, showing the Pool of Remembrance.
The circle contains the Pool of Remembrance, a shallow pool 30 feet (9 m) in diameter lined with black granite and surrounded by a grove of trees with benches. Inscriptions list the numbers killed, wounded, missing in action, and held as prisoners of war, and a nearby plaque in inscribed: “Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.” Additionally, right next to the numbers of American soldiers are those of the United Nations troops in the same categories. In the south side of the memorial, there are three bushes of the Rose of Sharon hibiscus plant, South Korea’s national flower.

A further granite wall bears the simple message, inlaid in silver: “Freedom Is Not Free.”

Korean War Veterans Memorial Tour Information

Address: 900 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington, DC
Operating Hours & Seasons Whole Season
Fee and Ticket: Free. No Reservation Required
Phone: 202 426 6841
Official Website: http://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Photos and Tour Information

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. 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.Its construction and related issues have been the source of controversies, some of which have resulted in additions to the memorial complex. The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the best-known part of the memorial.The main part of the memorial, which was completed in 1982, is in Constitution Gardens adjacent to the National Mall, just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service, and receives around 3 million visitors each year. The Memorial Wall was designed by U.S. architect Maya Lin. The typesetting of the original 58,175 names on the wall was performed by Datalantic in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, it was ranked tenth on the “List of America’s Favorite

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tour Information

Address: Bacon Drive & Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC
Operating Hours & Seasons Whole Season
Fee and Ticket: Free. No Reservation Required
Phone: 202 426 6841
Official Website: http://www.nps.gov/vive

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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial Photos and Tour Information

Marine Corp War Memorial

Marine Corp War Memorial

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. The design of the massive sculpture by Felix de Weldon was based on the iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.

U.S. Marine Corps War Tour Information

Address: North Meade Street, Arlington, VA
Operating Hours & Seasons Whole Season
Fee and Ticket: Free. No Reservation Required
Phone: 703 289 2500
Official Website: http://www.nps.gov/archive/gwmp/usmc.htm

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