The Lincoln Memorial is located in Washington D.C. and began construction in 1914 and was completed in 1922. In honor to Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, was widely known for abolishing slavery and being victorious in the Civil War. This monument is very successful and very memorable as well. To begin the large scale memorial is first located behind the Washington monument which is a very big pillar estimated to be 555 feet high. Behind this pillar you will then find an area that features plaques of all of fifty states surrounded by fountains. Behind these fountains you will find a large-scale rectangular pond, which is a famous location from Martin Luther King Jr’s speech in 1963 to civil rights activists marchers. Finally behind this large pond are steps to the enormus large scale statue of Abraham Lincoln sitting down is a chair. The whole experience made it memorable to me, to see all these large scale monuments and fountains leading up to his statue. Also, who I shared the experience with made it memorable. I had gone with my African American Literature class and had traveled in a group with a few of my friends. We had a good time on the journey to the memorial, we also saw some cute ducks cuddling with each other in the pond. The monument is very meaningful and leaves an impact on anybody who visits. The experience defenitly stayed with me because of its powerful history.

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  1. I always learned a lot about this memorial in school since being in elementary. I always wanted to visit seeing how interesting the location is to African American activists.

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