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About Rick

Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.

Visit Great Falls

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Iwo Jima memorial

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VP heading to the Hill

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Lost in a sunflower maze

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How to say War-shington

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Roman statues at Union Station

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Driving around Washington in 1941

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Visit Charlottesville, Va.

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Visit two regional aviation museums

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A stone of another color

It’s funny what grabs you while walking among the graves at Arlington National Cemetery. The large purple quartz marker that includes the plaque of James Fingal Gregory is one of a kind. At least, I’ve never seen one like it … Continue reading

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Remembering Audie Murphy at Arlington National Cemetery

(Reprinting one of our favorite columns) It’s amazing how yesterday’s heroes are today’s forgotten ones. It happens all the time in society. Singers and actors once all the rage now draw blank stares from teens. Sinatra – is that a … Continue reading

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Society of the Cincinnati and Larz Anderson House

When first hearing the Society of the Cincinnati was not about the town but a Roman soldier, I thought how strange. Weren’t all Roman warriors named Spartacus or something like that? Well, it was something like that. The Society is … Continue reading

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Scott: Best general of whom you’ve probably never heard

The legend says all statues face the White House. It’s not true, though this one does. Gen. Winfield Scott’s statue lies in the three-sided circle of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Aves. and 16th St. N.W. just blocks from the White … Continue reading

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The best view in town is . . .

Tourists ask this all the time. It’s not from the top of the Washington Monument despite being the highest point in town. Ditto for the Old Post Office Pavillion or the National Cathedral. And while the porch at the Newseum … Continue reading

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Rochambeau led French to America’s aid

Gen. Comte Jean de Rochambeau is shown in Lafayette Park as a major general of the Continental Army directing his arm with his outstretched right hand with an unfurled copy of the battle plan in his left. Underneath Rochambeau is … Continue reading

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Visit Leonardtown, Md.

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Visit the U.S. Navy Memorial

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Happy 4th of July

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Dinos rock at Natural History Museum

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Summertime in Washington

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