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Our National Symbols. Monuments and Memorials. Washington, D.C. The city of Washington is home to many of our national monuments and memorials. It is also where our national government is run. The Capitol.

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our national symbols

Our National Symbols

Monuments and Memorials

washington d c
Washington, D.C.
  • The city of Washington is home to many of our national monuments and memorials. It is also where our national government is run.
the capitol
The Capitol
  • This is our Capitol building. Our congress men and women work here. This picture is actually a view of the building from the back.
supreme court building
Supreme Court Building

The Supreme Court building is located right behind the Capitol building. The Supreme Court has 9 judges appointed by the Presidents and serve for the rest of their lives.

arlington national cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
  • This cemetery is located in Virginia. President Kennedy is buried here and the “eternal flame” burns at his grave. Robert E. Lee’s home is on the hill overlooking this cemetery.
the smithsonian museums
The Smithsonian Museums
  • The Smithsonian consists of 12 museum buildings. One of those is the Air and Space Museum which houses the “Spirit of St. Louis.”
washington monument and reflection pool
Washington Monument and Reflection Pool
  • Between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial is a body of water called the “Reflection Pool.”
vietnam veterans memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • This wall sets into the ground in a “V” shape. Located near the Lincoln Memorial, visitors are very quiet and somber as they pass by the names of all the lost soldiers.
liberty bell
Liberty Bell
  • The Liberty Bell is located in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It weighs over 2000 pounds!
uncle sam
Uncle Sam
  • Uncle Sam is the human-like figure that represents the United States Government. When you see “Uncle Sam wants YOU!”, you are being asked to join the United States military.
the u s flag
The U.S. Flag
  • The 13 red and white stripes on the flag represent the original 13 colonies that started this country. The 50 stars represent the 50 states. (Stars have been added over the years as our country grew. It started with just 13 stars.)
the white house
The White House
  • The White House is where the President of the United States lives while he is in office. He also works here. His office is called the “Oval Office.”
mount rushmore
Mount Rushmore
  • This monument is located in South Dakota. It features carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
jefferson memorial
Jefferson Memorial
  • The round, domed building of the Jefferson Memorial houses a statue of Thomas Jefferson inside. The Declaration of Independence is inscribed on the walls.
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Jefferson Memorial
  • This statue of Thomas Jefferson is inside the Jefferson Memorial building.
lincoln memorial
Lincoln Memorial
  • This building has 36 columns representing the 36 states at the time of Lincoln’s presidency. It houses a statue of Lincoln inside and the Gettysburg Address is inscribed on the walls.
statue of liberty
Statue of Liberty
  • The Statue of Liberty stand in New York. It is a symbol of our proud, strong country and was a gift from France. It was shipped over in pieces and then put together.
ford s theater
Ford’s Theater
  • This is where Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play. He actually died in a hotel room right across the street.
independence hall
Independence Hall
  • In this building (in Philadelphia) the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution were written. The Liberty Bell is also located here.