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The Washington Monument
Washington DC is home to a variety of monuments and memorials dedicated to American leaders and war heroes. Take a photo tour and see many of the iconic images of the nation's capital.
Photo Above: The Washington Monument, a memorial to George Washington, our nation's first president, is the most prominent landmark in Washington, DC and stands as the centerpiece of the National Mall.Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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The Lincoln Memorial occupies a prominent space on the National Mall in Washington, DC and is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln, who fought to preserve our nation during the Civil War.Continue to 3 of 14 below.
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Lincoln Memorial Statue
A 19-foot larger than life-size marble statue of Lincoln sits in the center of the memorial and the words of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address are inscribed on the walls.Continue to 4 of 14 below.
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The Jefferson Memorial is a dome-shaped rotunda that honor’s our third president, Thomas Jefferson. A 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson’s other writings.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial, the newest monument on the National Mall in Washington DC, is a beautiful place to visit and pay your respects to World War II veterans. It is an oval shape with two 43-foot arches, representing the war's Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Fifty-six pillars represent the states, territories and the District of Columbia at the time of the war.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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Vietnam Veterans Statue
This life size bronze statue depicting three young servicemen is located near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.Continue to 7 of 14 below.
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a black granite wall inscribed with the names of 58,209 American’s killed or missing in the Vietnam conflict.Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
The FDR Memorial honors Franklin D. Roosevelt for leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. This impressive memorial to FDR is spread over 7.5 acres and includes numerous statues, quotes, and waterfalls.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Korean War Memorial
The Korean War Memorial honors the veterans of this war with a group of 19 statues that depict soldiers on patrol facing an American flag.Continue to 10 of 14 below.
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Iwo Jima Memorial
Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, is dedicated to the marines who gave their lives during one of the most historic battles of World War II, the battle of Iwo Jima.Continue to 11 of 14 below.
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The Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington DC honor and commemorate the sailors of the United States Navy. The memorial is an outdoor public plaza and the Heritage Center serves as a place to learn about the history and heritage of the men and women of the sea services.Continue to 12 of 14 below.
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Air Force Memorial
The Air Force Memorial honors the millions of men and women who have served in the United States Air Force.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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The Pentagon Memorial honors the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Memorial includes a park and gateway spanning approximately two acres.Continue to 14 of 14 below.
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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
The 17-foot bronze statue of Roosevelt stands in the center of Theodore Roosevelt Island, a 91-acre wilderness preserve that serves as a memorial to the nation's 26th president, honoring his contributions to conservation of public lands for forests, national parks, wildlife and bird refuges, and monuments.
Read more about the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC.