Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Washington Monument: A testament to perseverance

The United States was still a young country when plans began formulating to create a monument to one of its’ most respected founding fathers, George Washington. It had only been seven years (1783) since the country had declared itself independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain, when the Continental Congress voted to erect a statue of Washington, commander-in-chief of the American army throughout the Revolutionary War of Independence, and the country’s first president. Washington, DC, was not yet the nation’s permanent capital.

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