Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

The monument, which is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is a United States Presidential Memorial built to honor 16th President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

The 36 columns required for the design were seen to represent the 36 U.S. states at the time of Lincoln’s death, and their names were inscribed in the entablature above each column. The names of the 48 states of the Union when the memorial was completed are carved on the exterior attic walls…..
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

…. And a later plaque commemorates the admission of Alaska and Hawaii….
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

And when you walk into the Memorial, you will see the very famous statue of Lincoln sitting.. wonderful feeling…
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Lincoln’s left hand is clenched, his right is open.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER

Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Lincoln’s very famous Gettysburg Address is inscribed on the south wall
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

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