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This weekend I again decided to get off my hump and go History Hiking!  I have always wanted to take pictures of the Grant memorial and I could not have asked for a better sunrise for taking pictures.  Situated at the base of Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is an imposing and awesome tribute to the former U.S. President and U.S. Civil War General.  At the time… Read More

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The John Paul Jones Memorial was dedicated on April 17, 1912 and it was the first monument raised in Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.  This is impressive.  There are many monuments in Potomac Park, and to find this monument and blog about it is simply a joy.  John Paul Jones is the first U.S. naval war hero.  He is also considered the father of the United States Navy. Charles H. Niehaus sculpted… Read More

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I have always enjoyed visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.  I have visited the memorial on several occasions and it never gets old.  I am always impressed and overwhelmed with the sacrifice that was made by so many people around the world to see that tyranny and oppression was stamped out.  However, this memorial is dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II.  The… Read More

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A large but little known monument in Arlington, Virginia is the The Netherlands Carillon.  It’s situated near the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington Cemetery.  The Carillon is a gift from the Dutch government to the American people in appreciation for help during World War II.  I was impressed with the size of the monument and what it represents.  A lot of emphases goes to what the Americans did for France during World… Read More

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Many people visit the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia and are impressed with the sacrifice these men made during World War II.  Tourist bus in, take snap shots, and then go on their way to the next important monument.  However, it’s important to take the time and find out who these men are.  They are not just statues, but they represent real men.  I live in Arlington, Virginia where the memorial… Read More

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