This is the month in which we celebrate Presidents Day, due to the fact that both Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays are in February. When you drive the nation, you have many opportunities to visit presidential homes, from the most famous to the somewhat obscure. Here are some favorites:
You don’t need to be a fan of the founding fathers, or even a huge history buff, to appreciate a visit to the Mount Vernon estate. George Washington’s former homestead, located just south of Washington D.C. in Virginia, boasts a museum, gardens, farm, and even the tomb of our first president. Of course, that’s all in addition to the actual house. Well, “house” might be a bit of an understatement. It’s a stately mansion of 21 rooms and more than 11,000 square feet.
The USA has a fantastic array of libraries, big and small, public and academic, for you to explore. Whether you go to see their general collection of books, to visit the rare books and manuscripts they contain, or to ogle the stunning architecture, these libraries are great destinations for you as you drive the nation.
Today, you can go to virtually any major city across the world and find moving memorials to veterans. From the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, to the ANZAC War Memorial in Sydney, these have been built to commemorate those who lost their lives fighting for their countries in various battles and wars.
While these monuments often highlight dark times, they are very important to visit and remember none the less. No matter where you are across America, the history of not only the country, but also the world, has been shaped by brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.
What you will find when visiting many of these veteran’s memorials is how beautifully designed and built they are. It makes them worth visiting for that alone, never mind the importance behind them.
With Veteran’s Day coming up, we’ll take a look at some beautiful Veteran’s memorials to visit the next time you’re in any of these cities.
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