Going to be in DC for this year’s Veterans Day on November 11? It’s a perfect time to visit monuments and honor those that have served our country. Arlington National Cemetery is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Arlington National Cemetery is actually America’s largest burial ground. On Veterans Day a special wreath laying ceremony service will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. At 1:00 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial there will be a wrath laying ceremony that honors those that fought during the Vietnam War. At 3:00 p.m. there will be a Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Arlington National cemetery.
No visit to the Washington D.C. monuments is complete without a visit to the Lincoln Memorial (23rd Street between Constitution and Independence Avenue NW). The Lincoln Memorial has stunning panoramic views of the mall and is a great location for photo ops.
The Iwo Jima Memorial honors those that lost their lives serving in the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.
While on the National Mall, check out the many other memorials. The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (1200 U Street NW) honors the legacy of African Americans that served in the Civil War. One of the newer memorials is the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial located on the tidal basin. At the center of the memorial is a 30-foot Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue.
Amongst all of this stands the Washington Monument at Constitution Avenue and 15th Street N.W. D.C. The monument is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. daily.