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aleo88 D-Day, June 6, 1994: "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle."-General Eisenhower #WWII #dday #neverforget #freedomisntfree #dc #nationalmall 5h

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aleo88 "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met." #neverforget #koreanwarmemorial #dc #nationalmall 5h

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winstonorozco1 Lincoln Memorial Abraham Lincoln "Liberal Republican" "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever"

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president.

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, during the rally at the end of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

The interior of the Memorial is divided into three chambers by two rows of Ionic columns. These columns, four in each row, are 50 feet. The north and south side chambers contain carved inscriptions of Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address. Bordering these inscriptions are pilasters ornamented with fasces, eagles, and wreaths.

The Memorial is filled with symbolism: the 36 columns represent the states in the union at the time of Lincoln's death, the 48 stone festoons on the attic above the columns represent the 48 states in 1922. Liberty, Immortality, Justice, and the Law are pictured, while the north wall portrays Unity, Fraternity, and Charity. Both scenes contain a background of cypress trees, the emblem of Eternity.
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blue_moon2492 Had fun today in DC with my dad and @shelbycominroundthemountain15 (Ignore my crazy dad making fun of me lol) #DC #funday #capitol #NationalMall #shakeshack #home 8h

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najwam Day 10 of #yogagirlchallenge is to be creative...usually the extent of my creativity is making a collage of pictures and souvenirs from a trip or recent experience, however this challenge has inspired me to be creative in other ways. I live just outside DC, one of the most beautiful cities. Living here has inspired me in so many ways...so I decided to take my handstands out to the monuments and find a new kind of creativity @yoga_girl #yogaeverydamnday #handstands #DC #nationalmall 8h

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blue_moon2492 Walking around DC today :) #capitol #DC #NationalMall 12h

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