Book Description: Washington, D.C. is no mere seat of government; the city is also a repository of American culture and history. Some of America's greatest moments and heroes are commemorated by monuments and memorials of marble and bronze that inhabit traffic circles, parks, the famous Mall, and Arlington National Cemetery. In this book, over 500 color images display these reminders of great men and women. The detailed text recounts their histories and provides the location of each famous monument, including the Adams Memorial, African American Civil War Memorial, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Iwo Jima/United States Marine Corps Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Tomb of the Unknowns, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Lesser-known memorials also appear, providing more intimate reminders of special people from every walk of life. This book is an easy-to-use and essential reference for anyone planning a vacation in Washington, D.C., and the perfect check-off list for area residents who want to see and do everything.