[Photo by Fred Schroeder]
Most Memorial Day weekend plans probably include barbecues or mini-vacations, but why not spend at least a little reflection as to why everyone has Monday off in the first place. Memorial Day, while originally an homage to the servicemen who died in World War I has come to encompass a day of gratitude for all past and current citizens in uniform. Since we are the Nation's Capital, there are no shortage of War Memorials throughout the city for the everything from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. There are even several for various outstanding officers. After the jump, you'll find a map of twelve particularly outstanding memorials from the popular to the obscure and incomplete.
· Monuments And Memorials In Washington, D.C. [Wikipedia]
· All Hidden Memorials [CDC]