Freedom Memorials of Washington D.C.Presentation Transcript
A Photo Gallery of The National Mall and Memorial Parks Washington D.C. 1. Washington Monument 2. Thomas Jefferson Memorial 3. Lincoln Memorial 4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial 5. World War II Memorial 6. Korean War Veterans Memorial 7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Text and Photos by KazimAizazAlam
The Washington Monument was built in memory of the first U.S. President George Washington(1732-1799). Construction work started on the monument in 1848. The site was opened to the public in 1888. It is 555’ 5 1/8” tall. George Washington is known as the “Father of his country.”
Construction work on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial finished in 1943. The statue , however, was added in 1947. One of the seven American Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) wrote the famous Declaration of Independence that termed Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness unalienable rights. He also became the third U.S. president.
The Lincoln Memorial was built to celebrate the life of the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). He led the nation during the American Civil War, prevented the U.S. from disintegration and abolished slavery.
The Roosevelt Memorial consists of four sections, depicting each term of the 32nd U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945). In view of President Roosevelt’s physical disability, the memorial is accessible to those with physical impairments. He led the United States during World War II. He is the only president who was elected to office more than twice.
The World War II Memorial was inaugurated in 2004 in memory of the over 400,000 Americans who died in the “global military conflict.”The United States fought against Japan, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania from 1941 to 1947.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated to the one and a half million Americans who fought to protect South Korea in a three-year war against North Korea – 131 of them received the Medal of Honor.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the over 58,000 dead and many more injured Americans who participated in the Vietnam War (1955-1973). Here, while a female nurse helps an injured soldier, another one looks up for a U.S. helicopter.