Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)

10.28.2012- The Washington Monument stands as a major symbol of the United States and its unity in Washington, D.C.  Standing 555 feet tall in an area all its own, it appears even taller than it is.  I love the 50 flags waving around it–representing the 50 states of the USA.  Built between 1848 and 1884, it struggled to be built just as the US struggled to stay united during that time period (due to lack of funds and the Civil War among other issues that slowed its progress).  Today, thought, it stands strong–just as the nation does.

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