Disposable Camera Tour
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6: Pausing at the Lincoln Memorial
Twelve trolley stops later, right after Arlington Cemetery, we just had
to get one last moment with the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, so we hopped
off at the Memorial. We hadn't been here since we were kids, but the
power of the architecture still works.
In fact, the whole design of Washington DC still works. There are so
many places where a person can stand alone, no matter how large the
crowds, and take the measure of himself, our legendary founders and the
whole darn USA.
After Ford's Theater, where Lincoln was brought so low, this monument
can't help but pump the myth back to its full height. But the more we
read about Lincoln and by Lincoln, the more fascinating the man becomes.
Here underneath the Lincoln Memorial, at yet another museum, Lincoln's
writings loom as large as he. That's why you'll find the Internet
burgeoning with information about Lincoln's life, his presidency and his
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