Only a short distance away from National Harbor, Maryland, attendees at the American Payroll Association’s (APA) 36th Annual Congress 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:
- The Jefferson Memorial is the site of many D.C. events. Designed to resemble the Roman Pantheon, the memorial houses a towering 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 refection 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 American’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Sitting inside is a 19-foot statue of Lincoln overlooking the Reflecting Pool, welcoming 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.
Be sure to stop by the Chapter Hospitality Booth to sign up for a moonlight tour of the monuments and memorials happening Friday at 7:00 p.m. You can also sign up at the Washington Metro Area Chapter’s website.
You can also visit the Washington, D.C. Visitor Center for more information on the area monuments.