World War I Memorial
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Washington D.C.
“For the dead and the living we must bear witness”
Holocaust Remembrance Day is today: Monday, April 8, 2013.
“NEVER AGAIN!” Days of Remembrance, April 7–14, 2013
Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Holocaust remembrance week is April 7–14, 2013
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. The Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide. And they are encouraged to act, cultivating a sense of moral responsibility among our citizens so that they will respond to the monumental challenges that confront our world. Since its dedication in 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 30 million visitors, including more than 9 million school children and 91 heads of state. Today 90 percent of the Museum’s visitors are not Jewish, and the museum’s website, the world’s leading online authority on the Holocaust, on average receives visits from over 100 different countries daily.
“Only guard yourself and guard your soul carefully, lest you forget the things your eyes saw, and lest these things depart your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children, and to your children’s children.”
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126
Phone: (202) 488-0400 TTY: (202) 488-0406
Springtime in D.C. – Have you been to our nation’s capitol?
The Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool from Washington Monument:
The Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool were designed by Henry Bacon, and following the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922, the Pool construction was finished in 1923. Located at the base of the Lincoln Memorial’s steps, the Reflecting Pool area has been the site of many historic events. It is approximately 2,029 feet long (over a third of a mile) and 167 feet wide. It has a depth of approximately 18 inches on the sides and 30 inches in the center. It holds approximately 6,750,000 U.S. gallons of water. Depending on the viewer’s vantage point, it dramatically reflects the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Mall’s trees, and/or the expansive sky.
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The Washington Monument and the Reflecting Pool – National Mall, Washington D.C.
The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C.
The 555-foot, 5-1/8″ marble obelisk was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington’s military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. He led the Continental Army to victory, and then became the nation’s first president under the Constitution. Construction took place in two major phases, 1848-56, and 1876-84. The monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885, and officially opened to the public on October 9, 1888. http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc72.htm
The Washington Monument was closed for repairs from damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake on August 23, 2011, but is now open again!
Washington Monument National Park Homepage: http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm
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“A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.” ~ Brutus
“Let your military measures be strong enough to repel the invader and keep the peace, and not so strong as to unnecessarily harrass and persecute the people.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
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