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Famous American Memorial Monuments

Our country is full of interesting history and people. It took a lot of battles and uphill climbs to reach the point we are at today, but not without the cost of many brave lives. Today, we immortalize those lives with memorial monuments for both war heroes and influential people of our country. Some of the most famous ones though, are located in our nation's great capital of Washington D.C. These monuments are dedicated to honoring our nation's great leaders and war heroes.

One of the most recognizable one is the Washington Monument, which honors our first president, George Washington for leading our great country to independence from Britain. It stands tall and is located in the center of the National Mall. It is shaped an Egyptian obelisk and towers at 555' 5 1/8'' tall. This monument reached its completion on December 6, 1884.

Typically, it is always good to state on the headstone that your loved one was, not just their name but whom they were in your family. Were they a mother, father, sister, brother, were they just a child? Sometimes people make funeral plans ahead of time and plan for their death; know if your loved one chose a special quote that they wanted displayed. You should always try to honor what is in their will and then you might want to add something special that visitors to the grave site or memorial can remember them by. Here are a few suggestions to follow and quote ideas.

Also located in Washington D.C. is the Lincoln Monument. This honors our 16th president for preserving our country's core values and beliefs during the Civil War when our country could not hold together as one anymore. He also dared to challenge the government to make slavery illegal, and free anyone in enslavement. The Lincoln Monument is in the shape of a Greek Doric temple and has Abraham Lincoln in a seated position inside. Located also in the National Mall, it was dedicated to the president on May 30, 1922.

In the National Mall in Washington D.C, along with other monuments, is the Jefferson Memorial. This dome-shaped rotunda pays homage to our 3rd president, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was an American Founding Father of the United States. Located inside the building, surrounding the 19-foot statue, are excerpts from the Declaration of Independence and several other of Jefferson's famous documents. The building was completed in 1942 and the bronze statue of Jefferson was added years later in 1947.

The newest memorial monument in the National Mall, though, is the World War II Memorial Monument. It pays respects to all World War II veterans. It is constructed in the shape of two 43-foot arches that represent the Atlantic and the Pacific locations of the war. It is also adorned with fifty-six pillars that represent the states, territories, and Washington D.C. when the war occurred. It was opened to the public on April 29, 2004 and dedicated to our 43rd president, George W. Bush on May 29, 2004.

Our country has accomplished so much and has volumes to be proud of and celebrate. In marking these people and events by memorial monuments, everyone can appreciate the sacrifices that it took to make this nation a great one. These are only a few of the famous monuments that are strewn throughout not only Washington D.C., but the rest of our country. Everyone, at some point in their lives, should take the time out to visit these locations and pay their respects to the ones that came before them and made this country what it is today: Great.

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