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Washington D.C.

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Mariah Purtle

on 10 December 2014

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This memorial stands as a symbol of America's honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War.
Includes more then 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing.
Memorial itself is dedicated to honor the "courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country" of all who answered the call to serve during the longest war in U.S. history.
1980 Congress authorized to build and fund the wall.
Incorporated on April 27th, 1979 by a group of veterans.
More than $8,000 was raised, all from private sources.
Washington D.C.
By: Mariah Purtle
Jessica Clore
Alyssa Noe

The Holocaust Museum
Has over 12,000 artifacts
Has over 49 million pages of documentation form the time period concerning the holocaust
On November 1st 1978 the 39th president Jimmy Crater established the
"The President's Commission on the Holocaust"
At the Holocaust Museum they believe that the history of the Holocaust must engage students in a meaningful dialog about aligning their actions and their words to build positive relationships and foster social awareness.
At the Holocaust Museum they are proud to offer a space for a comprehensive research into and learning about the Holocaust—particularly its impact on survivors who now live in the Midwest. This unparalleled collection of information includes an interactive library featuring the Midwest Visual History Collection of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, more than 13,000 selections of adult and juvenile fiction, non-fiction, and reference titles in over 12 languages, and hundreds of videos and multimedia resources.
The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first president of the United States. The structure was designed by Robert Mills, with construction beginning in 1848. Construction was halted from 1854 to 1877, due to the Know Nothing Party’s rise to control of the Washington National Monument Society through an illegal election, lack of funding and the Civil War. It was completed in 1884 by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an elevator was added to the monument in 1889, which shuttles tourists to the top of the monument to this day. A restoration project was carried out from 1998 to 2002, and a $15 million renovation was completed from 2004-2005. The monument officially reopened on April 1, 2005 until August 22, 2011 when an earthquake damaged the granite and marble structure. On May 12, 2014, the monument reopened to the public.
In 1884 the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world. The Washington Monument is 555 foot marble obelisk towers.
The Washington Monument
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The National Fossil Hall exhibit is closed and will be until reopened to the public in 2019.
The newest exhibits include:
The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World, 2013 Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Wilderness Forever; 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places, Exhibit Cases - Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape The Nation, Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry, Mud Masons of Mali, Eternal Life in Anceint Egypt.
This museum has virtual exhibits, they consist of:
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil, Losing Paradise: Endangered Plants Here and Around The World, and The Evolving Universe.
Known elephants name is Henry.
National Zoo
If visiting the website, live cameras of the animals are available to view.
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute launched January 25th 2010.
About 1,800 animals from 300 different species reside at the zoo.
Animal Exhibits include: African Savanna, Amazonia, American Trail, American Bison, Asia Trail, Asian Elephants, Birds, Giant Pandas, Great Apes, Great Cats, Invertebrates, Kids' Farm, Reptiles, Small Mammals, and Think Tank.
Plan field trips, birthday parties, "Snore and Roar" (for ages 6+ between June & September, sleep in tents & breakfast) and more.
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