Only a short distance away from National Harbor, Maryland, APA Annual Congress attendees will have a chance to visit Washington, D.C., and its historic monuments and memorials. Here are a few to see after your education is complete during the 36th Annual Congress May 15-19.
The Jefferson Memorial is the site of many D.C. events. Designed to resemble the Roman Pantheon, the memorial houses a bronze statue of forefather Thomas Jefferson. The interior walls are decorated with his quotes and excerpts from the Declaration of Independence.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors fallen U.S. military members who served in the Vietnam War and those who are still missing in action. The memorial has become a place for grief and reflection for D.C. visitors. Today, it is one of the most visited memorials, where mementos such as letters and photographs are still being left for loved ones.
The Lincoln Memorial, one of the most recognizable of monuments (it's on the penny and the $5 bill), stands in dedication to America's 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Sitting inside is a 19-foot statue of Lincoln overlooking the Reflecting Pool, welcoing all D.C. visitors. In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the March on Washington and gave his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial to an audience of 250,000 people.