Washington D.C – Lincoln Memorial is 100

At the far end of the National Mall in Washington D.C with the Potomac River flowing behind it is the  Lincoln Memorial. On 30 May it was 100 years since it was dedicated. It honours the 16th President of the United States who defended democracy and is styled after the Parthenon in Athens being the birthplace of democracy. Each of the 36 States that existed … Continue reading Washington D.C – Lincoln Memorial is 100

White Sands NM – America’s newest National Park

President Trump has just signed the National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which included a provision on the re-designation of White Sands in New Mexico. White Sands becomes the 62nd National Park in the United States. Established by President Herbert Hoover to preserve the White Sands as a National Monument back in 1933. The area is the world’s largest gypsum dunefield covers more … Continue reading White Sands NM – America’s newest National Park

Washington Monument – Open Again!

September 19 2019 is the date that the iconic 555 ft high obelisk that is the Washington Monument will reopen to the public. Operated by the National Park Service tickets are issued on a first come first served basis from the Monument Lodge. Hours of operation are 09.00 – 17.00 daily except for 4 July and Christmas. If you book in advance it will cost $1.50 per … Continue reading Washington Monument – Open Again!