Building the Washington Monument

Washington Monument at Night

The tallest structure in Washington DC honors the First President of the United States, George Washington. Around the 100th anniversary of his birth, construction began on the monument. It soon ran out of money, however, and stood as an unfinished blemish in the capital city. The monument remained unfinished until long after the Civil War […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

MLK Memorial - Washington DC

Many monuments and sculptures commemorate the famous Martin Luther King, Jr. across the U.S., including Washington D.C.’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Officially opened to the public on August 22, 2011, it is one of hundreds of national monuments administered by the National Park Service. The idea for the memorial originally started with King’s former […]