In a city home to numerous towering monuments memoralizing political giants and those that have sacrificed in the name of protecting freedom, Washington D.C. recently welcomed its newest addition, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial this past summer.
Located adjacent to the Tidal Basin near Roosevelt’s memorial, standing 30 feet tall, MLK’s Memorial sits in alignment between the Lincoln and Jefferson monuments in the National Mall, cementing his importance in America’s history and also as a tourist magnet.
On Monday, thousands of Americans and people all over the world celebrated the life and achievements of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many, flocked to D.C.’s newest monument and laid flowers.
What makes D.C. so special?
As a young and mindless teenager, I took my first walk through DC’s beautiful tree-lined open spaces, spent hours in the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution, and stared up at the incredible faces of history memorialized in thousands of tons of glistening white marble. The impact was incredible. Who knew learning about history and seeing the actual faces behind many famous speeches, towering over you, could make you feel so small, overwhelmed and inspired to have some sort of purpose in your life.
That’s what a visit to Washington D.C. will do to you.
A fabulous family vacation destination, Washington D.C. is a great place to admire impressive architecture, visit landmarks that you only see in films, visit world class museums, and even bask in the sun during a picnic on the many expansive green lawns kept to perfection. And, who could forget a visit to the country’s most famous address, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. – The White House.
DC makes you feel like anything is possible. Now, isn’t that what travelling is all about?