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The Torch of Freedom still shines brightly

It’s not often one monument can essentially tell the history of the U.S., but the Torch of Freedom gives 12 scenes from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. Located in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars building at Constitution Ave. … Continue reading

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Eleftherios Venizelos: Maker of Modern Greece

OK, I admit knowing nothing of Eleftherios Venizelos when coming across the statue along Embassy Row on Massachusetts Ave. by the Greek embassy. But that’s the cool part of being a tour guide – you learn, learn and learn. Venizelos … Continue reading

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Star Wars coming to Smithsonian Air & Space

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Ben Franklin along Pennsylvania Ave.

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Visit Great Falls

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Iwo Jima memorial

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VP heading to the Hill

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How to say War-shington

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Visit two regional aviation museums

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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 the U.S. Navy Memorial

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The lady was a princess

Statues are normally not what I would call sexy. But, I stand corrected before Crown Princess Martha of Norway. Martha was born a Swedish princess who married Prince Olav of Norway in 1929 at age 28. The princess along with … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: U.S. Capitol

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Don’t rush into World War II Memorial – you’re missing out

I didn’t notice the bas relief panels the first time I walked into the World War II Memorial. Like many, I was eager to see the fountain and the memorial from the middle. OK, go ahead. But when you’re done, … Continue reading

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American History museum has best car show

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A silver tree grows in Washington?

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Eisenhower Executive Office Building

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Lincoln at the National Cathedral

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Remembering Jackie Kennedy in the park

Everyone usually thinks of Jackie Kennedy alongside her husband John F. Kennedy at the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery. But, you can catch a glimpse of her name outside a one-time dorm along 21st St. N.W. when attending George … Continue reading

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