Honoring Our History

January 3, 2020
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Washington, D.C., is our nation’s capital. It is full of landmarks. They honor important Americans and tell stories about our country’s past. Here, read about four famous landmarks in the city. Which ones would you like to visit?

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Martin Luther King Jr. led the American civil rights movement. He fought for equality for African Americans. This memorial honors him. The United States Supreme Court is the nation’s highest court. It heads the government’s judicial branch.

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The Lincoln Memorial honors Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president. Lincoln led our nation through the Civil War and freed people who were enslaved.

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This is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here, visitors pay tribute to fallen soldiers who fought during the Vietnam War.

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The Washington Monument honors George Washington, our first president. He led the Continental Army during the American Revolution.