national memorials and monuments


On a quiet morning 75 years ago today, Imperial Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,100 more wounded. Twenty-one ships of the Pacific Fleet were sunk or damaged, including the USS Arizona. Shocked and angered by the attack, the country joined the Allied forces to fight World War II, inspired by the call of “Remember Pearl Harbor.” A moving reminder of the service and sacrifice of those who fought, the USS Arizona Memorial is jointly administered by the U.S. Navy and the National Park Service. Photos from World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument by National Park Service.


Fallout V/S reality, pictures collected but not taken by me. 


DC school children protesting the election. On their way to Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave, 11/15/16.

Sit it at Lincoln Memorial:

At the National Monument:

The Indomitable Spirits.

National Mausoleum or the National Martyrs’ Memorial is the national monument of Bangladesh. It is the symbol in the memory of the velour and the sacrifice of all those who sacrificed their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971


Good morning from @AmericanHiking’s My Public Lands Instagram takeover at BLM’s San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington.

“The sun rises over its archipelago of over 450 islands, rocks, and pinnacles - approximately 1,000 acres of land spread across the many rocks and islands. Drawing visitors from around the world, this is a landscape of unmatched contrasts, where forests seem to spring from gray rock and distant, snow-capped peaks provide the backdrop for sandy beaches.

At the end of June, a group of 12 American Hiking volunteers will take to the trails at San Juan Islands National Monument to perform trail maintenance, eradicate noxious weeds that are harmful to the natural environment, and maintain heavily used public recreation sites.  Volunteer Vacationers have been helping to maintain this area on various trips throughout the park for the past couple of years and look forward to providing service to the area in the future as well keeping the trails open and accessible for all hikers.”

Photo by Stephen Baker, BLM Oregon/Washington

To clear all the roads, walkways and memorial plazas on the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC, grounds and maintenance staff will have to remove 8.25 million cubic feet of snow. That amount of snow would fill the interior of the Washington Monument more than 18 times and weigh more than 62,000 tons – 1.6 times heavier than the entire Lincoln Memorial! Here’s a cool shot of the Washington Monument during the early hours of the blizzard. Photo courtesy of Joseph Gruber.

To Americans: please stay safe this weekend

There is an increased terrorist threat for the 4th of July weekend. If you decide to go to an area with a large amount of people celebrating the holiday, please be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. If you decide to go to a church, mosque, synagogue, temple, etc. during the holiday, please be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. If you decide to go to a national monument or a memorial during the holiday, please be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. Wherever you go, please be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. If you see something suspicious, whether it be a person that seems to be hiding a weapon or an abandoned backpack on the sidewalk, contact the police immediately and leave the area.

There has been an increase in terrorist attacks internationally in the past year, but it has increased especially in the past three weeks. Terrorism can be done by isis or the kkk or the stranger that walked by you or even the kid that lives across the street. You can’t assume that it won’t happen to you. Most victims of terrorism didn’t think it would’ve ever happened to them. Be careful out there. Be aware. Be safe and keep each other safe.