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Transcript: iwo jima On February 23, 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima, Joe Rosenthal took a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph called the "Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima The Army National Cemeteries Program, consisting of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery in Washington, DC, are under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army. Washington Monument The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution At 555 feet tall, it towers over the skyline as the tallest structure. 1950 to 1953, United States joined with the United Nations forces to take a stand against what was deemed a threat to democratic nations worldwide Abraham Lincoln monument Died at 7:22 AM on April 15th 1950 to 1953, United States joined with the United Nations forces to take a stand against what was deemed a threat to democratic nations worldwide The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall as a neoclassical monument to the 16th President. The memorial, designed by Henry Bacon, after ancient Greek temples, stands 190 feet long, 119 feet wide, and almost 100 feet high. It is surrounded by a peristyle of 38 fluted Doric columns, one for each of the thirty six states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death, and two columns in-antis at the entrance behind the colonnade. ". Thomas Jefferson Memorial Statue Washington, DC Andrew Owens (cc) photo by Jakob Montrasio

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Transcript: May 7, 2012 Thanks for watching!!! Philip Kearny was born in New York City on June 2, 1815. Philip was born into a very wealthy family. He was a Second Luteniet in the 1st Dragoons with his uncle. He was actually buried in Trinity Churchyard in New York City, but was moved to Arlington. Arlington National Cemetery Abner Doubleday was a United States Army officer and a Union general during the Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter. Doubleday is mistakenly know for creating the sport of baseball. Doubleday died of a heart disease. This is a picture of John F. Kennedy's Eternal Flame. On November 24,1963 Jacqueline Kennedy requested an Eternal Flame for her husband's grave. JFK's Eternal Flame wasn't open to the public until March 15, 1967. Pictures: All pictures were taken by Brendan Schulte Arlington National Cemetery This is the grave of Pierre L'Enfant. Pierre L'Enfant designed the street plan for the city of Washington,DC. His grave is so high up because they wanted him to be able to see the city he designed. His grave is lined up with the Washington Memorial, Capiol building, and Lincoln Memorial. Arlington National Cemetery 8th Grade Arlington National Cemetery has guards 24/7. The guard is changed every hour. The guard on duty marches 21 steps, then faces east for 21 seconds, then faces north for 21 seconds, then marches 21 steps down the black platform behind the tomb and he repeats this process. By: Brendan Schulte Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery Washington DC Credits Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery is a military cemetery. This cemetery is located in Arlington County, Virginia. Arlington National Cemetery is on the homeland of Robert E. Lee and Mary Ann Lee. Mary Ann Lee the great grand-daughter of Martha Washington and George Washington. Arlington National Cemetery When John was born his full name was John Joseph Klem, but he changed it to John Lincoln Clem because of his admiration to Abarham Lincoln. He joined the 22nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry as a drummer boy. His drum was destroyed in the Battle of Shiloh by a piece of shell. Instead of retreating, he pick up a musket and started fighting. He distinguished himself by carrying his musket and fought in the hardest part of the Battle of Chickamagua. In the Battle of Chickamagua John killed a Confederate Colonel. He died May 13, 1937.

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Transcript: The U.S. was involved in WW2 from December 7, 1941 until 1945 Arlington National Cemetery In a corner of the museum there are 3,000 tiles painted by American children to remember the 1.5 million children murdered in the Holocaust and for each tile, there is a very unique scene or image Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Construction of the memorial began on Lincoln's birthday, February 12, 1915 It cost $36 million dollars to build the museum It cost $1,187,710 to build the monument The White House was built because the president needed a safe place to live in the capitol so he could run the country. Construction of the Capitol began in 1793 and was completed in 1826. National Museum of Natural History It cost $36 million dollars to build the museum National Museum of Natural History National Museum of American History Korean Wall Construction began in September 2001 and the memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 An east wing and a west wing were opened in 1964 In order to paint the outside surface of the White House, 570 gallons of paint were required. The White house was built in 1792 and burned down in 1812 it. It was rebuilt in October, 1817 National Gallery of Art The museum has shoes used by prisoners who have died in concentration camps. The Gallery was established in 1968 After the U.S. refused to supply Japan with weapons, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and fighting between these two countries began. The Gallery has 2 buildings; The renovation cost $85 million. There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators in the White House. Tomb of the Unknowns The National Archives was created in 1934 The casualty number was 211,454,_d.c./national_gallery_of_art_-_west_building.html The museum was built because citizens needed a place where they could learn about everything that has happened through the U.S.'s history. Martin Luther King performed his “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The first military serviceman interred to the cemetery was Private William Henry Christman. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created on March 4, 1921. There are 19 stainless steel statues that are over 7 feet tall. However, a plaque was not a very good way to honor one of America’s most loved presidents, so it was given a new location in West Potomac Park, half-way between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and a new, much larger, memorial was built in memory of him. Vietnam Wall FDR Memorial The United States had entered the war in order to stop the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia The casualty number was 128,650 The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 The Gallery was established in 1937 The cemetery is 612 Acres. The East Building, There are over 400,000 graves in the cemetery. The casualty number was 1,076,245 The capitol was built so that Congress could have a set, gathering place. The monument took thirty-six years to build. Construction began on June 15, 2006. Construction began on March 16, 1982 and finished on November 1, 1982. National Archives The capitol building almost burned down during the war of 1812. World War II Memorial He was honored because he ended slavery and was so inspirational throughout his entire time in office. The U.S. was involved in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953 The tomb weighs 79 tons. The wall is made of 100 tons of polished granite. It has more than 2500 photographic images of troops that supported the soldiers fighting the war. Each bench has a deceased person's name engraved on it. The U.S. was involved in the Korean War because they were helping South Korea go against North Korea so the United States wouldn't end up getting invaded. The cost for the building was $8.5 million The National Gallery of Art is the only one of the America’s galleries to have a painting by Leonardo da

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Transcript: Let's Take a Trip to... Washington DC Kayla Crowley Staci Manes Capitol Building Construction began in 1793 Senate House of Representatives Not long after it was finished, in 1814 the building was partially burned down, due to the War of 1812. The dome is an important part of the building, construction began in 1854, inside the dome is decorated beautifully. Do not go inside the dome during the summer, it gets hot! White House The White House is where the president and his family lives. Every president has lived in the White House, except George Washington. White House was constructed between 1792 and 1800, then also set on fire in 1814, due to the War of 1812. The White House has: 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, 3 elevators, 5 5 full-time chefs, a tennis court, a (single-lane) bowling alley, a movie theater, a jogging track, a swimming pool, and a putting green Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, is where George Washington and his family lived. This is where George Washington and his wife, Martha is buried, along with other family members. National Archives These, along with several others, are documents in the National Archives. The documents are original and old, they are taking care of very well. What document do you think this is? Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial was built in 1912 to 1922. Several famous speeches were given here, including, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. The statue is 19 feet tall, if Lincoln stood up, he would be 28 feet tall! This is in a house across the street from Ford's Theater, this is where Lincoln died after he was shot. Jefferson Memorial The Jefferson Memorial was built in 1939 to 1943. Inside the memorial are excerpts from the Declaration of Indepedence, and a 19 foot statue of Thomas Jefferson. Washington Monument The Washington Monument was built between 1848 to 1884, it took so long because the architect died, and the American Civil War broke out. It is the world's tallest obelisk, standing at 555 feet! At the time it was built, it was the tallest building in the world, now it is the tallest stone structure in the world. Vietnam Memorial The Vietnam Memorial, was finished in 1982. This is to remember the Vietnam War, and the soliders who lost their lives, it has the original 58,175 names listed on the wall. Arlington Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery was established during the Civil War. Soliders and veterans from every US war are buried here. This is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where 3 unknown soldiers are laid to rest. This is the Arlington Memorial Ampitheater, this is where memorials and funerals take place. Smithsonian Institute The Smithsonian Institute is a museum for education and research, it has 19 museums, a zoo, and 9 research centers. The Smithsonian has over 136 million items!

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Transcript: Washington D.C. 2011 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors those who faught in the Vietnam war, went missing in action, and who died. This memorial was built November 13, 1982. Jefferson Memorial The National Archives is an independing agency of Washington D.C. charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents. It was built in 1934. Smithsonian Art Museum Mount Vernon National WWII Memorial The Jefferson Memorial is a memorial to honor the founding father, and our third president, Thomas Jefferson. The memorial itself was built in 1938, but the bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson wasn't added until 1947. The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in Washington, D.C., administered by the Smithsonian Institution. Its collections focus on images of famous individual Americans. It was built in 1968. The White House is the official residence and work place for the president of the United States. It was built between the year 1792 and 1800. It has housed every president except for George Washington. The FDR Memorial is a memorial dedicated for our past president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was established on May 2nd, 1997. He wanted his memorial, if he had one, to be placed on the center of the green plot in front of the Archives building. So, for his wish, they placed a small, simple memorial there. Iwo Jima Memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: This is where an unknown soldier's remains lay so we could honor the unknown soldiers killed in battle. Has been there since July 2, 1937 The National WWII Memorial is dedicated to Americans who served as armed forces in World War 2. It was established May 29, 2002. Vietnam Veterans Memorial This museum holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. It was built in the year 1976. It's a center for the research of aviation and space flight, just as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology. National Portrait Gallery The Korean War Veteran Memorial commemorates those who served in the Korean War. It was dedicated in 1995. There are 19 statues, and then theres a marble wall that reflects them to make 38 soldiers. The National Portrait Gallery is part of the smithsonian museums. In this museum, there are many paintings and scuptures important in history. It was built in between 1836 and 1837. Korean War Veteran Memorial. National Portrait Gallery Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial The National Air and Space Museum The Iwo Jima Memorial is a Milatary Memorial statue outside the walls of the Alrington National Cemetary. It is dedicated to all the personnel of the United States who lost their lives fighting for their country since 1775. It was unveiled in 1954. White House The Lincoln Memorial is a memorial to honor our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. It was built in the years 1912 to 1922. National Archives The museum opened in 1964. Inside, it shows perserves of the United States. It has 4 floors built inside. Some items inside are the original star spangled banner and Archie Buncker's chair. Mount Vernon was the plantation home of our very first president, George Washington. It was built in 1757. Its name used to be "Little Hunting Creek Plantation" when Augustine Washington owned it. Lincoln Memorial National Museum of American History The Smithsonian Art Museum is one of the many Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. Established in 1829, its still standing strong. Arlington National Cemetary: It is a military cemetary established during the American Civil War. Here, many remains of U.S. Veterans who either lost their lives in the war or made it out and died later on. Established June 28, 1864.

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