As I mentioned in the previous post, the fourth day in DC was packed full with walking around DC looking at all the different monuments and memorials. We definitely got our exercise that day.
The next stop on our tour was the Lincoln Memorial. As the name suggests it was built in honour of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. It is located opposite the Washington Monument (which I featured in the last post).
The monument looks like a temple and has a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln sitting in a chair, looking rather imposing.
After the Lincoln Memorial we headed to the Korean War Veterans Memorial. It was just a short walk southeast of the Lincoln Memorial.
The memorial consists of walls made of granite with photographic images of troops who fought in the war sandblasted on to it.
Within the walls are 19 stainless steel statues of troops from the army, marine and navy corps.
Next stop was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is northeast of the Lincoln Memorial.
Next was the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Because of poor lighting I wasn’t able to get many good photos, which was very disappointing.
There is still more to show of our last day in DC, which I will put in another post, including the Jefferson Memorial, Capitol Building, the Conservatory and Iwo Jima Memorial.