On our tour, you will see and learn about the most famous monuments in Washington, DC. The tour will begin at the Washington Monument and then head to the Lincoln Memorial before continuing on the Jefferson Memorial. Between these major stops we will also see memorials for World War Two, the Korean War, veterans of the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr., and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We’ll learn about how these memorials have become permanent records of historical figures and events – and where they fall short.
Over the course of our walk, you will gain a new appreciation for all the sacrifice and effort that made America the nation that it is today. Why is Dr. King’s memorial located where it is, and what does it have to do with Lincoln and Jefferson? What role has the Lincoln Memorial played in the 20th century? Why did the Vietnam Veteran’s memorial expand beyond its original design? We’ll dive into these questions and others as we discover the messages hidden in plain sight.