The Lincoln Memorial is an iconic American landmark. Situated at the end of the #mall in #washington #dc, the memorial is a tribute to one of the most famous presidents in #usa history. Along with housing a larger than life statue of President Abraham Lincoln, the memorial overlooks some of Washington DC’s most famous landmarks, including the Washington Monument. Come at sunset for a truly stunning view of the US capital.
The more I've learned about Lincoln over the years, the more I've come to appreciate him. He was far more complex than the story told in history books and he certainly had his flaws. Nevertheless, when called upon by his nation, he found the words and the ways to keep us bound together. Do yourself a favor and read both the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln's Second Inaugural speech while you're there at the memorial. Seldom have finer words been spoken.
Honestly one of the best monuments in #washington. Coming here at night when the crowds thin is an awesome experience. Reading Lincoln’s majestic words brings a tear to the eye. #triplocal
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located at the western end of the National Mall, across from the Washington Monument. The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, "The Gettysburg Address" and his Second Inaugural Address. The Lincoln Memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on August 28, 1963. Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as America's greatest president and the monument in his memory is an important public gathering place and national symbol.