National Memorials and monuments are iconic structures that tell us about important events in history of the country. Washington DC has several National Memorials and Monuments that tell us about important events that has affected the country greatly or about people who have made huge contribution in nation building. Even if you are not a history buff, you should never miss the 3 national memorials and monuments we have mentioned when you visit Washington DC.
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- Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial stands in the honor of third president of the US- Thomas Jefferson. The monument was designed by John Russell Pope in 1925. The Thomas Jefferson memorial reminds you of the famous Pantheon building in Rome that is known for its neoclassical architecture. Thomas Jefferson played several important roles in US history which also includes as a writer of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence.
Located in West Potomac Park, the 19-foot bronze structure is surrounded by water while an open pen-air, white columned structure protects it. If you happen to visit the Jefferson Memorial on a moonlit night, you will be awestruck to see the clear image of the memorial in on the water and in springtime, the beautiful scene is joined by blooming blossoms of the surrounding cherry blossom trees.
- National World War II Memorial
The memorial honors all 6 million people who were part of the US Armed forces during World War II Including the 400,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives for their country. The memorial is located at the east end of the Reflecting pool. If you have any questions about the memorial or the great past of American Armed forces, you will always find a Park ranger nearby to answer all your questions.
- National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
It is the first memorial dedicated to the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2011. The memorial has memorial unit benches dedicated to all 184 people who lost their lives in the tragic event. The memorial benches are surrounded by 85 Crape Myrtles (trees) and an Age wall that grows one inch every year relative to the age of the people who died in tragic event.