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Awakenings: Washington Monument

on December 6, 2013

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This Day in History: December 6, 1884

The Washington Monument was constructed as a memorial to George Washington, the First President of the United States of America. On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble. It is the most prominent landmark in Washington, DC standing as the centerpiece of the National Mall. The monument is indeed monumental measuring 555 feet 5 1/8 inches high. Fifty flags surround the base of the Washington Monument symbolizing the 50 states of America.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

God bless America and all that she represents!

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2 responses to “Awakenings: Washington Monument

  1. Teepee12 says:

    It’s a pretty place, with the reflecting pool. The Bunker Hill memorial in Boston is almost identical, but without the reflecting pool. I think the same architect built both of them.

  2. Raani York says:

    Please, please, PLEASE forgive me! I do NOT want to be disrespectful, really – but this always reminds me of “Achmed, the dead terrorist” who said: “…. the Washington Monument… it looks nothing like the Guy! – It looks more like a tribute to Bill Clinton.”…
    And THAT’S why I always laugh, giggle and need to hide my laughter when I see this special Monument…

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