August 2014 - Washington DC
You can read about our trip to DC last week by clicking here.
We took so many photos of the Lincoln Memorial as we went specifically to it twice and then passed it several times. It just blew us away with its majesty.
Here is a link to an interactive site.
The following information is from the National Parks website.
This titan of our national heritage grew up as a poor boy on the frontier. Reading books by candlelight, whether after long hours at school or on the farm, proved invaluable to young Lincoln. He later served as a store clerk, a river trader, and a "rail-splitter" used to hard physical labor. A plain speaker for plain folks, Lincoln blended his love of the written word with a strong work ethic and pursued a legal career, then a political one from the Illinois state legislature to the U.S. Congress. Here was a man who aspired to lead a nation.
Photos from our first day when we just admired it from the ground.
A glimpse of the man inside.
Back on our last day to climb up for a close up with Honest Abe.
We would have missed this - the spot where Martin Luther King stood when he made his I Have a Dream speech. It happened I noticed the people looking down. Not sure who sprayed it with water but it certainly helped to show it up.