washington monument

Happy Memorial Day. Today we remember those countless brave men and women who gave their lives so we could live in freedom. Let’s hold all our fallen heroes in our hearts today and everyday. 

Photo of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background by Richard Paige (www.sharetheexperience.org).

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Here’s are some gorgeous pics of the ‪‎cherry blossoms‬ on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, the cherry blossoms on the National Mall and Memorial Parks reached peak bloom, providing some amazing photos. 

Top pic is of the cherry blossoms next to the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin. Bottom photo of the cherry blossoms and the Washington Monument. Photos courtesy of Andrew S. Geraci.

It’s a beautiful morning to reopen the Washington Monument! Join us today as we host our first-ever InstaMeet live from the National Mall! 12 followers of our Instagram account (www.instagram.com/USInterior) will join us in sharing behind the scenes photos and some of the first photos from the top of the Monument with the world. You can join in the conversation by following at #MonuMeet on Instagram and Twitter.

Photo: Colin Winterbottom, Trust for the National Mall & the National Park Service.