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Washington DC is a beautiful place with a lot of beautiful people in its community. Our mission is to give parents, teachers, researchers, and visitors some ideas what to see in our nation's capital and surrounding area. There are over 12,000 photographs in our collection for you to explore.

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2009 Fourth of July Fireworks - Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland

This year instead of the fireworks being set off at Richard Montgomery high school in downtown Rockville, Maryland, they were located at Montgomery (County, Maryland) College's (MC as it’s known to the locals; aka “The Harvard on the Pike.” For the 2009 Fourth of July Celebration, the entertainment lineup was the band Redline at 7 p.m. on the campus stage, the Fugitive Brass Quintet at 7 p.m., and the Rockville Concert Band at 8 p.m. Both the Fugitive Brass Quintet and the Rockville Concert Band will be performing at the football stadium stage. At 8:45 p.m. Mayor Hoffmann and the City Council welcome the crowd and kick-off Rockville's Census 2010 outreach efforts.

The exact number of people who attended is unknown, but this years’ fireworks drew a crowd at least twice as large as previous years, mostly due to the better...

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A Capitol Fourth

Washington DC is a spectacular place to celebrate July 4th! Independence Day celebrations in the nation's capital start with a morning parade along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Street, NW Washington, DC. The Parade includes bands, military and specialty units, floats, and VIP's. In the evening, enjoy one of America's largest fireworks displays over the reflecting pool on the National Mall while listening to a PBS Concert of the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Memorial Day Parade

US veterans marched at the Memorial Day parade held in Washington DC. Thousands of US veterans and citizens participated the parade to commemorate the Memorial Day which came on the last Monday of each May. The nine-block march along Independence Avenue featured bands, floats, vintage automobiles and vintage servicemen.

"I am delighted that our committee is able to bring that great tradition back to the nation's capital as we give a much-deserved salute to all those who fought and died for our country over the past two centuries and more," said James C. Roberts, chair of the committee and president of the World War II Veterans Committee.

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Rolling Thunder

The veteran organization "Rolling Thunder" rode into Washington aloft their custom motorcycles for three days of events honoring their fellow veterans and strengthening ties with President George W. Bush, their choice for November's election. The organization took its name from Operation Rolling Thunder — the United States' extensive bombing campaign during the Vietnam War. "When you ride a whole bunch of Harleys together with straight pipes, it sounds like a B-52 carpet bombing," said Mr. Muller, who earned the Combat Infantry Badge serving in the Army's 4th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.

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Lotus Asian Cultural Festival

Celebrate the peak blooming season of water lily varieties and lotus plants in the ponds as well as the freshwater tidal marshes along the Anacostia River that historically covered parts of the city and remain a hidden natural oasis in an urban landscape. This festival highlights and explores the lotus plant's enduring influence on Asian cultures over the centuries.

The Annual Water Lily and Lotus Asian Cultures Festival is sponsored by the Modern Buddism of America. In Buddism, lotus flowers symbolize mental and spiritual purity.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Kenilworth Park Hours: Daily 8 am - dusk (playing fields and meadow)
Aquatic Gardens Hours: Daily 7 am - 4 pm (open ponds, wetlands, short trail...

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National Museum of the American Indian Grand Opening

Established in 1989, through an Act of Congress, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian opened its doors to the public on September 21, 2004. As part of the grand opening, a spectacular six-day First Americans Festival was held on the National Mall. The flags, feathers, and bright native clothing made for a multicolored display, and the air was filled with the smell of burned sage and the sounds of drums, bells and music.

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House of the Temple

In the heart of the nation's capital, stands one of the city's most beautiful monuments. It's been called a marvel of architecture, a wonder in stone, the spirit of the Scottish Rite captured for a moment in time.
The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple which serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. It is located at the corner of 16th Street and S Street in the northwest section of the city. The Temple was modeled after the Mausoleum of Maussollos (a provincial king in the Persian Empire). Ground was broken on May 31, 1911 and the cornerstone was laid on October 18, 1911. The building was dedicated four years later on October 18, 1915. An alcove in the temple holds the remains of Confederate general and noted freemason Albert Pike.

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Memorial Day Ceremony

The gift of flowers honors the beauty and the brevity of life and evoke memories of other days. President Bush paid tribute at a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to members of America's military who died in combat. The President placed a beautiful red, white, and blue wreath in front of the tomb of unknowns.

In this place where valor sleeps, we acknowledge our responsibility as Americans to preserve the memory of the fallen. On this Memorial Day, we look out on quiet hills, and rows of white headstones -- and we know that we are in the presence of greatness. The markers here record the names of more than 296,000 men and women. Each of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines buried here answered the call to serve, and stepped forward to protect the nation they loved. George W. Bush, May 29, 2006

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Mother's Day at Mount Vernon

America’s “First Mom” Hosts Mother’s Day at the Mount Vernon Estate Busy mothers might want to turn to Martha Washington to see how America’s “First Mom” enjoyed mothering – her children and her country. Join other families at the Mount Vernon Estate for a Mother's Day brunch buffet Reservations are required so please call (703) 780-0011 Hours for the buffet are 11:30 am -5:45 pm. Come and enjoy!

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A Day at the Zoo

"The National Zoological Park (SNZP) exhibits living animal and plant collections to provide educational and recreational opportunities for the visiting public and conducts research in conservation biology and reproductive sciences. Our mission is to celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats. The Zoo is a beautiful urban park offering families fun and excitement, stimulating education programs, and a peaceful place to enjoy nature. The 163-acre park in the heart of Washington, D.C., is home to a wonderfully diverse animal collection, ranging from hummingbirds to elephants......" -Smithsonian's National Zoo Mission Statement

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