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with Heidi Dehncke-Fisher

This video map of the monuments shows you some of the most popular monuments in Washington, D.C. Here are some tips on visiting the monuments, including how to get there and what to see.See Transcript

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Transcript:Video Map of the Monuments

Hi, I'm Heidi Dehncke-Fisher, a video journalist with About.com and this is a video map of the most popular monuments in Washington, D.C.

Monuments Honoring Important Presidents Surround the National Mall

Probably the most well-known monument in Washington, D.C. is the Washington Monument. It pays homage to our first President, George Washington, is the tallest stone structure in the world, and sits regally planted in the center of the National Mall.

Most remembered for preserving the Union, President Abraham Lincoln is saluted with the Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial is adorned with his words and presence by a larger-than-life 19-foot statue.

The dome-shaped Jefferson Memorial sits stately on the edge of the Potomac. The inside is graced with his profound work, the Declaration of Independence, and some of his other works. This is a memorial duly giving tribute to the life and work of our nation’s third President.

War Memorials Are Also Popular Monuments in Washington, D.C.

The World War II Memorial salutes veterans who served and died in that war. It is massive, with arches and pillars serving as metaphors of theatres and participation in the war.

58, 209 names haunt the black surface of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The memorial honors those service people missing or killed during The Vietnam War.

With waterfalls, inscriptions and amazing stone work, these 7.5 acres memorialize Franklin Delano Roosevelt and salute his efforts to help the people of America during the great depression and WWII.

The Korean War Memorial honors all facets of armed forces through its use of 19 statues on patrol.

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