Unite with history this President’s Day at United States

United States, is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. The vast history of the city dates back to 12,000 years ago. With plethora of innovations, sustainability, cultures and traditions that it carries along till today.

The Presidents changed the past, present and future of the country. The incredible work done by them in political, social, and economical sector are commendable. Citizens pay homage to the great personalities on third Monday of February and the day is marked as President’s Day/ Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday. The day is a celebration of all the Presidents of United States of America and not just Washington or Lincoln.

The day is a state holiday in most states. Make the holiday and President’s Day occasion an enriching experience by visiting the popular historic monuments. Some of these iconic structures celebrate individuals, while others remind us of progress, tragedies, and hopeful moments. Here’s a list of top spectacular U.S. heritage site:

  1. Mount Rushmore, Keystone South Dakota
  2. Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
  3. U.S.S. Arizona, Honolulu, Hawaii
  4. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  5. Washington Monument, Washington, DC
  6. Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York
  7. Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, Massachusetts
  8. 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York
  9. Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri
  10. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

 

Mount Rushmore, Keystone South Dakota

Mount Rushmore is one of the most iconic monuments in the entire United States. The monument features a sculptured carved into the granite face. The project’s execution started in 1927 and got completed in 1941.

The sculpture features face of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The four presidents constitute, respectively, to represent the birth, the growth, the development, and the preservation of the United States. The memorial park covers 1,278.45 acres and is 5,725 feet above sea level.

 

Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The center focus of the monument is race relations and attracts major tourists from all around the globe. The memorial has been the site of many famous speeches, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

 

U.S.S. Arizona, Honolulu, Hawaii

The USS Arizona Memorial is located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. It marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines. The one’s killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than two million people annually visit the memorial.

The 184-foot-long (56 m) structure has two peaks at each end connected by a sag in the center of the structure. It represents the height of American pride before the war, the nation’s sudden depression after the attack and the rise of American power to new heights after the war. Critics initially called the design a “squashed milk carton”.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park next to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. The granite statue of Civil Rights Movement covers four acres and includes the Stone of Hope. The inspiration for the memorial design is a line from King’s “I Have A Dream” speech: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” The memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011, after more than two decades of planning, fund-raising, and construction.

 

Washington Monument, Washington, DC

The Washington Monument was built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States. It is located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial.

The monument represents the world’s tallest stone structure and is made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss. And also considered the world’s tallest obelisk standing. It was the tallest structure in the world from 1884 to 1889, when it was overtaken by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

 

Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The copper statue is a token of gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. Gustave Eiffel made the metal framework and dedicated on October 28, 1886.

The Statue holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

 

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, Massachusetts

The Bunker Hill Monument built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War. The war fought on the spot-on June 17, 1775. The 221-foot (67 m) granite obelisk erects between 1825 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. There are 294 steps to the top.

 

9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York

The 9/11 Tribute Museum, formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center and Tribute WTC shares personal stories of family members who lost loved ones, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers, and Lower Manhattan residents with those who want to learn about the September 11 attacks.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum provides education experiences for visitors and a central place for the local community and victims’ families and friends to gather and share their personal experiences with the public.

 

Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri

The Liberty Memorial opened to the public as the Liberty Memorial museum in 1926. United States Congress in 2004 decided to designate as America’s official museum dedicated to World War I. Non-profit organization in cooperation with the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners manages the Museum and Memorial.

The museum reopened to the public in December 2006 with an expanded, award-winning facility to exhibit an artifact collection that began in 1920. The National World War I Museum tells the story of the Great War and related global events. From their origins before 1914 in addition to the 1918 armistice and 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

 

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument preserves the site of the June 25 and 26, 1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn, near Crow Agency, Montana, in the United States. It also serves as a memorial to those who fought in the battle: George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry and a combined Lakota-Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho force.

Custer National Cemetery, on the battlefield, is part of the national monument. The site of a related military action led by Marcus Reno and Frederick Benteen is also part of the national monument, but is about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the Little Bighorn battlefield.

In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., ‘We are not makers of history. We are made by history’. The rich history of London leaves one bewitched with ancient monuments and traditional buildings. Not only the heritage sites but the human personality have made the history golden with their incredible work.

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