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Lincoln Memorial in Washington, District Of Columbia

 
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asterix's pictureby asterix History & Culture travel tip
added on the 28th of August, 2010
The huge 19-foot tall white marble statue of Abraham Lincoln is a must-see sight in Washington. Whether you are a visitor or a local this place is perfect for meditation, relaxation or recap on history. It symbolizes freedom and the unity of the two poles of the United States, North and South.

What is interesting about the Memorial is that Lincoln's two famous speeches (the Gettysburg Address, and his second inaugural address) have been inscribed on its walls. I started to read one of them, but I didn't have enough time finish it. At least I will have another reason to return. :)

Address:
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC 20037, USA

Opening Hours:
8am-12am

On the web:
http://www.nps.gov/linc

 
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