Memorials we will visit
Arlington National Cemetery
A United States military cemetery In Arlington County Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. on it’s 639 acres the dead of the nation’s conflicts have been buried, beginning with the Civil war, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars.
National World War I Monument
This National Memorial commemorates the service rendered by members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the World War I Centennial Commission to build the memorial in Pershing Park in Washington, D.C.
World War II Memorial
Dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars, representing U.S. states and territories. Is is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Honoring service members of the U.S. armed forces who served in the Vietnam War. The two-acre site is home to two black granite walls engraved with the names of those service members who died or remain missing. The memorial receives about 3 million visitors per year, the memorial is located in Constitution Gardens.
Vietnam Women's Memorial
This memorial dedicated to the nurses and women of the United States who served in the Vietnam War. It depicts three uniformed women with a wounded soldier and serves as a reminder of the important support and caregiving roles that women played in the war. It is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Korean War Memorial
Located in Washington, D.C.’s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall. It memorializes those who served in the Korean War.
United States Marine Corps Memorial
Also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, this national memorial is located in Arlington County, Virginia. It was dedicated in 1954 to all Marines who have given their lives in defense of the United States since 1775. The war memorial was inspired by the iconic 1945 photograph of six Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
United States Air Force Memorial
This unique memorial honors the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations. The Memorial is located in Arlington County, Virginia, on the former grounds of the Navy Annex near The Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. The Memorial is southwest of the intersection of Columbia Pike and South Joyce Street and is accessible from the north side of Columbia Pike.
US Navy Memorial
The Navy – Merchant Marine Memorial, located in Lady Bird Johnson Park on Columbia Island in Washington, D.C., is a monument honoring sailors of the United States Navy, Coast Guard, the United States Merchant Marine, the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and others who died at sea during World War I and other times.
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument is an obelisk shaped building within the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States.
The Lincoln Memorial
This U.S. national memorial built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
This presidential memorial built in Washington, D.C. between 1939 and 1943 under the sponsorship of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt thought that it was a suitable memorial to the Founding Fathers of the United States and to Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence and the founder of the Democratic-Republican Party.
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
This Washington, D.C. memorial honors an American Civil War general and 18th United States President Ulysses S. Grant. It’s central sculpture of Grant on horseback overlooks the Capitol Reflecting Pool and facing toward the Lincoln Memorial, which honors Grant’s wartime president, Abraham Lincoln. The Grant and Lincoln memorials define the eastern and western ends of the National Mall
Martin Luther King Memorial
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is a national memorial located in West Potomac Park next to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. It covers four acres and includes the Stone of Hope, a granite statue of Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Flight 93 National Memorial
A memorial built to commemorate the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which was one of four aircraft hijacked in the September 11 attacks. The memorial is located about two miles north of Shanksville and 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Created to honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93, who stopped the terrorists from reaching their target by fighting the hijackers.
District of Columbia War Memorial
The memorial was built to honor World War I soldiers that died in the war. The memorial was dedicated by President Herbert Hoover on November 11, 1931 (Armistice Day). It was the first war memorial to be erected in West Potomac Park, part of the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial.
Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial is in Washington, D.C., which honors veterans of the armed forces of the United States who were permanently disabled during the course of their national service The memorial was dedicated by President Barack Obama on October 5, 2014.
The Smithsonian Institution or simply the Smithsonian, is a group of museums and education and research centers, the largest such complex in the world, created by the U.S. Government “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge” Founded on August 10, 1846.
Museum of American Jewish Military
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History was founded September 2, 1958, in Washington, D.C., to document and preserve “the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States. And to educate the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces.
African American Civil War Museum
The African American Civil War Memorial Museum recognizes the contributions of the 209,145 members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT). The eponymous memorial, dedicated in July 1998 by the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation, commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers who fought for the Union in the American Civil War.
The National Guard Memorial Museum
The museum is hosted by the National Guard Educational Foundation. It is located in northwestern Washington, DC, near the National Postal Museum, Union Station and Georgetown University Law Center. Covering 5600 square feet, the museum features six different thematic galleries all relating to the National Guard of the United States.
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