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Korean War Memorial, Washington DC near the Lincoln memorial. I wept when I saw this monument: a powerful depiction of the hopeless and fearful agony of being on the front line.


Moonrise over the Lincoln Memorial

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Washington DC - One of the most-visited cities in the U.S., our nation's capital houses a trove of postcard-worthy monuments. The White House and the Lincoln Memorial are here, as well as a variety of walkable neighborhoods. Plus, budget-minded travelers can take advantage of free attractions, like the Smithsonian museums.

On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people participate in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.