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.
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…..
…. And a later plaque commemorates the admission of Alaska and Hawaii….
And when you walk into the Memorial, you will see the very famous statue of Lincoln sitting.. wonderful feeling…
Lincoln’s left hand is clenched, his right is open.
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’s very famous Gettysburg Address is inscribed on the south wall