Washington Monument


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Noun1.Washington Monument - a stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George WashingtonWashington Monument - a stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George Washington; 555 feet tall
American capital, capital of the United States, Washington, Washington D.C. - the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
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We started across at eight in the morning, pushing through sand that had no bottom; toiling all day long by the wrecks of a thousand wagons, the skeletons of ten thousand oxen; by wagon-tires enough to hoop the Washington Monument to the top, and ox-chains enough to girdle Long Island; by human graves; with our throats parched always, with thirst; lips bleeding from the alkali dust; hungry, perspiring, and very, very weary--so weary that when we dropped in the sand every fifty yards to rest the horses, we could hardly keep from going to sleep--no complaints from Oliver: none the next morning at three o'clock, when we got across, tired to death.
To this class of inscriptions belongs the name of John Smith, penciled on the Washington monument. Following are examples of memorial inscriptions on tombstones: (See EPITAPH.)
(Bobby Haven /The Brunswick News via AP) | USA: The image of a 363-foot Saturn V rocket is projected at its actual size on the east face of the Washington Monument, in Washington, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Back at the White House, Trump tweeted an aerial photo showing an audience that filled both sides of the memorial's reflecting pool and stretched to the Washington Monument. "A great crowd of tremendous Patriots this evening, all the way back to the Washington Monument!" he said.
There they visited Capitol Hill, taking in the sights of the White House and the Washington Monument.
[USA], Jun 11 (ANI): More than 3000 yoga enthusiasts are expected to observe the International Day of Yoga, for the fifth consecutive year, at the Washington Monument here on Sunday.
The incident took place yesterday in front of sightseers at The Ellipse park in Washington DC, which is between the White House and the Washington Monument.
WASHINGTON -- A man from Cumming, Georgia, is arrested for plotting to attack the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, says US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak.
1888: The 555ft white marble Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, was opened.
The Washington Monument 1905: Sarah Bernhardt had the accident which was to blight her career.
A little while later we were all on our way to watch the Independence Day fireworks at the Washington Monument, which, next to buying a gun at Walmart, is the most American thing that anyone can ever do.

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