The Washington Monument shines in the National Mall Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC.
The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Its construction took place in two major phases, 1848-58, and 1876-84. A lack of funds, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the survival of the American Union caused the intermittent hiatus.
From the archives...............Photo captured May 5, 2010.
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