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Washington DC, the national capital of the United States of America not designated to any state, was established through the timeless principles of liberty and order. This monumental city boasts world-renowned architecture and museums.
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Monuments and Museums
At the heart of Washington DC is the National Mall—an over two-mile-long central landscaped corridor—surrounded by Smithsonian museums, flanked by national monuments. The grounds create a cross-shaped green space with the Washington Monument, a 555-foot monolithic obelisk, standing west of center between the Lincoln Memorial (beyond the reflecting pool and World War II Memorial) on the west end and the US Capitol on the further east end. At the crossing of the corridor where the monolith stands are the White House (beyond the lawn of the Ellipse) to the north and the Jefferson Memorial across the Tidal Basin to the south.
All About Washington DC
National Mall — “America’s Front Yard” — is the heart and soul of Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia), the capital of the United States of America; a city separate from, while still connected to, every state in the union. As this country continues to forge a path forward, it is important to honor and uphold the…
…established through the timeless principles of liberty and order…
Presidential Inauguration — January 2009 I had the incredible privilege of traveling for the 1st time to Washington DC for this year’s historic inaugural events. This was a trip of a lifetime. I knew that it would be an experience that I could take with me for the rest of my life. But I had…