The design of the Iwo Jima Memorial, officially the Marine Corps War Memorial, is based on an iconic photo by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. It was officially unveiled in 1954 and President John F. Kennedy issued a proclamation in 1961 that the US flag should fly from it 24 hours a day.
Washington DC – Long Read

Stage for some of America’s greatest dramas

Photo by Walter Bibikow

Washington DC – Long Read Stage for some of America’s greatest dramas

Hello Washington, DC, where the National Mall is the stage on which some of the country’s greatest dramas have been played out. Here, thousands came to see Martin Luther King Jr give a speech that helped change history, and a million gathered to see part of that dream fulfilled with the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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