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Tag Archives: Washington D.C.
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
Remembering JFK at Holy Trinity church
Holy Trinity Church (3513 N. St. NW) was the city’s first Catholic church in 1792. In the early years, parishioners either rented space on the pews or brought their own chair. But don’t worry, today’s 10,000 parishioners have ample room … Continue reading
The Bloody Steps
Remembering a terrorist act on Embassy Row
The first impression is it’s some sort of fire plug. Instead, it remembers a terrorist act along Embassy Row. Chilean exile Orlando Letelier and co-worker Ronni Moffitt were killed by a car bomb on Sept. 21, 1976 where the monument … Continue reading
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Stephen DeCatur House remains special
Stephen DeCatur must have been one cool cat, if not an unlucky one. After fighting in the War of 1812 and later facing pirates off the Barbary Coast, DeCatur used the “prize money” from Congress to build this three-story brick … Continue reading
What’s the most photographed statue in town?
Nobody really knows, but if it’s not Abraham Lincoln at his memorial than it’s surely Andrew Jackson here in Lafayette Park. Why? First, it’s a great statue. Second, it’s right by the White House. Third, it’s a dynamite shot, especially … Continue reading
What’s on the radio?
During the dark days of the Great Depression and World War II, Americans huddled around their radios hoping for the latest news and a little inspiration. The fireside chats by Franklin Delano Roosevelt were staples of listening from 1933-45. The … Continue reading
5 mistakes Washington tourists make
5 overlooked Washington gems
5 must sees for Washington visitors
Waiting at FDR Memorial
Fala says hi
Posted in Memorials Tagged Best Washington DC walking tours, Fala, FDR Memorial, Photo by Rick Snider, Washington D.C. Leave a comment