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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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Memorial Day in Washington

Memorial Day, May 25, 2003, Rolling Thunder was held to pay respect and honor towards the brave Americans that have served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for America and the world.

Operation Rolling Thunder (also known as the "Rolling Thunder Program", in terminology of the McNamara Department of Defense) was the code name for a U.S. military campaign during the Vietnam War, the bombing of North Vietnam by air units of the U.S. Seventh Air Force, Task Force 77, and the South Vietnamese Air Force. Rolling Thunder was the first of three sustained bombing campaigns against North Vietnam, followed in 1972 by Operation Linebacker and Operation Linebacker II.

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World War II Memorial Dedication Ceremony

President George Walker Bush joined
former Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and William Jefferson Clinton, Bob Dole, Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw, General P. X. Kelley, dignataries, hundreds of thousands of World War II veterans and their families to officially dedicate the granite and bronze World War II Memorial on the National Mall May 29, 2004.

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Gerald R. Ford State Funeral

In final tribute from a grateful Nation. The Lying in State of President Ford (July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006) with a Guard of Honor was held at the United States Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC from December 30, 31 and January 1, 2007. Washington DC Pages joins with the Ford family, and all Americans, in mourning the passage of Gerald R. Ford. Ford was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment. Upon succession to the presidency, Ford became the only person to hold that office without having been elected either President or Vice President. Prior to becoming Vice President, he served for over eight years as the Republican Minority Leader of the House of Representatives as a representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district. Gerald Ford assumed the presidency when the nation...

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American Civil War

Many historians call the Civil War the central event in U.S. history. The study of war journals and artifacts has developed a network of people, who perform Civil War re-enactments. These groups helped portray the war in realistic terms.

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace National Memorial is a 550 acre national park located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The National Park Service protects and maintains Popes Creek Plantation. Situated on the southern shore of the Potomac River 38 miles east of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Pope's Creek is approximately 80 miles downstream from Mount Vernon, which is near Alexandria, Virginia. It is accessible via Virginia Route 3 and Route 204.

Legend holds that, at the age of 26, George Washington’s great-grandfather John Washington washed up on the shores of the Northern Neck after a merchant ship he was on foundered in the Potomac River in 1657. He was taken in by wealthy planter Nathanial Pope. The two became fast friends
and John soon married Pope’s daughter Anne.

George Washington Birthplace National...

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Joint Service Open House Air Show at Andrew's Air Force Base

The Joint Service Open House Air Show features the Thunderbirds, the Golden Knights, and other exciting aerial and ground attractions. This is a must attend for any fan of aviation!

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Pick Your Own Strawberries at Butler's Orchard

When strawberries are in season, Butler's Orchard is a has been a family tradition. At this time of year, Washingtonians drive to the family farm to pick flats of fresh strawberries. The fruit quality at Butler's is always excellent. This is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. And fresh picked strawberries are juicy, sweet, and cheaper than buying them at the grocery store. Just try not to eat more than you pick.

22200 Davis Mill Road • Germantown MD 20876 • Telephone – 301-972-3299

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Maine Avenue Fish Market

The Maine Avenue Fish Market of Washington, D.C., also known as The Wharf, is one of the few surviving open air seafood markets on the east coast. The Wharf has been a favorite spot for seafood lovers since the days of George Washington. Located on the Southwest waterfront under the shadow of Interstate 395, it stands as a cultural relic popular with locals but unknown to many of the tourists who flock to the monuments and museums just five blocks north.
The smell of raw seafood along with the theatre of various vendors shouting to the top of their lungs trying to lure customers to their stands selling everything from fresh fruits to steamed crabs. The prices flux with the market of fish. The constant bustling of tourists, office workers, and locals make the market an interesting place to people watch. If you haven’t been to the ...

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Valentine's Day Lunch at the Mansion on O

Valentine's Day at the Mansion on O Street proved to me that magic exist, not just in the mind. Our host stood at the door waiting to show me the way. Our Valentine's Day Large bouquets of flowers surrounded endless dishes filled with fancy omelets, crepes, waffles, thick peppered bacon, and sausages of every type. Large banquet tables were filled with many varieties of international and regional food dishes. The colorful desserts were scrumptious sight to be seen. Cupid's spark hit me as I mixed cheeses and fresh berries in scoops of flowing chocolate fondue. Every moment a waiter appeared pouring champagne mimosas, juices, herbal tea, coffee, and diet Coke for my wife. We were giddy like school children when a heart shaped cake arrived at our table. Specially made to honor my heart's affection.

After we were content on...

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Inauguration Day

January 20, 2009 was a magical, as well as historical day.

Although the temperature dropped to the single digits with the wind whipping, that refused to stop two-million people strong from attending the 56th Presidential inauguration.

"Yes We Can" was President Barack Obama's rallying cry througout his campaign to be the 44th President and Commander-in-Chief.

The crowd that packed the National Mall (from the Capitol Building all the way back to the Washington Monument - over two miles) was an incredible combination of ecstatic jubilation and peaceful celebration. Security was extremely tight and lack of communication between law enforcement agencies made for long lines of supporters trying to ingress and egress The National Mall. However, the people would not be stopped - they wanted to see the ...

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