Saturday, May 21, 2011

Jefferson's Memorial, Washington DC

July 2011

A short distance away from the Lincoln Memorial, located at the West Potomac Park along the banks of the Potomac River Tidal Basin is the Jefferson’s Memorial, built to commemorate President Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third President of the United States.

Construction started in 1939 and finally completed in 1943.

Within the memorial stands a 19 foot tall bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson looking out towards the White House, added in 1947.

The walls of the memorial are engraved with Jefferson’s writings, most prominent being the excerpts from the Declaration of Independence written in 1776.

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