Union Station
Opened on October 27, 1907 and completed in 1908, Union Station is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. Architect, Daniel Burnham designed the building to be monumental in every respect and to serve as a gateway for the capital city.
 Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial and resting place of space shuttle astronauts.  There are 15 astronauts buried here.
   
 Arlington National Cemetery
'For the almost four million people who visit annually, Arlington National Cemetery represents many different things. For some, it is a chance to walk among headstones that chronicle American history; for many, it is an opportunity to remember and honor the nation's war heroes; and for others, it is a place to say a last farwell during funeral services for a family member or friend"
 Arlington National Cemetery
Resting place of General Omar Bradley.
Omar Nelson Bradley, 1893-1981), American general, who during World War II commanded the U. S. 12th Army Group in Europe.
   
Capital Buildings - taken from the National Mall.
The buildings of the US Nation's Capital have been constructed with rocks from quarries throughout the United States and many distant lands. Each building shows important features of various stones and the geologic environment in which they were formed.
 Eternal Flame
Resting place of President and Mrs. Kennedy son, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy and stillborn daughter, .  Mrs. Kennedy had expressed a desire to mark the president's grave with an eternal flame similar to that of the French Unknown Soldier in Paris.
   
On Nov. 22, 1963, while on a campaign trip to Dallas, President Kennedy was shot and killed Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Was buried next to President Kennedy. The grave site was completed, with her grave marker in place on Oct. 6, 1994.
   
 Robert F. Kennedy
Brother of President John F. Kennedy, former attorney general, senator and presidential candidate, was shot on June 5, 1968, and died the next morning
 Lincoln Memorial
As a powerful symbol of Freedom the Lincoln Memorial continues to serve as a light to the rest of the world.
   
 Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865).
  Jefferson Memorial
Thomas Jefferson, political philosopher, architect, musician, book collector, scientist, horticulturist, diplomat, inventor, and third President of the United States
   



"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance."

Robert F. Kennedy, South Africa, 1966

 

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."

Inaugural Address - John F. Kennedy - January 20, 1961

"Some men see things as they are and ask 'Why?'
I dream things that never were and ask, 'Why not?'"

Robert F. Kennedy, 1968

   

 


 

 

 

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