Although it's not a Washington monument per se, the burial place of war veterans and presidents alike is certainly a place of national remembrance. Row upon ordered (and seemingly endless) row of identical, stout, white pillars cut across the greenery. Notable monuments within the cemetery include the Confederate Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and those honoring JFK and the Challenger space shuttle astronauts. — Photo by Pete Marovich/ZUMA Press/Corbis
En español | Time spent wandering in Washington, D.C., is like paging through an encyclopedia of American history — but far more fun. Many of the best (and free!) Washington, D.C., monuments stand on one picturesque half of the National Mall. You don't need a holiday to pay homage to our nation's luminaries and historic events. Just about any day — or night, when the monuments look especially dramatic — is a good time to (re)acquaint yourself with our nation's past.
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