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The Best Washington DC Memorial

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.

For years now – with every visit to Washington DC – we tease it. Well, it's now time to "put a ring" on our pick for the top memorial in this attraction-rich city.

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial, located on the southwest shore of the Tidal Basin, is everything. Expansive, Beautiful and Moving. Set across almost eight acres, the memorial uses a series of outdoor "rooms" to reflect the 12 years of FDR's presidency. The memorial, comprised largely of stone, sculpture and water, urges visitors to reflect on one of the most difficult periods in American history.

We especially love the themes of humanity, decency and peace that are evident throughout the memorial.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.

Additionally, every detail in the seemingly serene and simple memorial is anything but. For instance, all of the falls and fountains in the memorial are a nod to FDR's love of water. Interestingly, as you move through the memorial, the waterfalls become larger and more intricate. We learned that this signifies the difficultly of leading the country through an increasingly complex and tumultuous period.

The next time you are in DC, do what we do. Spend a chunk of time hanging out at the FDR Memorial.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - FDR Memorial - Washington D.C.

 What about you – What's your favorite DC attraction?