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DC's Overlooked Memorials

You’ve heard of DC’s famous memorials around the National Mall. But the nation's capital has many others worth checking out, too. So ditch the guidebook and discover these overlooked DC memorials.

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Photography by Kate Mere and Sinha, flickr

When civil engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant envisioned a future US capital, he thought it should include a memorial “to celebrate the first rise of the Navy and consecrate its progress and achievements.” But it wasn’t until 1987 that the US Navy Memorial was dedicated on Pennsylvania Avenue, America’s Main Street.

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