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By Allen C. Browne, August 13, 2015
Denvel D. Adams Marker
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Denvel D. AdamsNational Adjutant — 1962 - 1988
Dale Adams, a service-connected disabled veteran of World War I, joined the DAV's professional staff in 1945 as a National Service Officer. In 1962, he was appointed National Adjutant, becoming the architect of the modern Disabled American Veterans. . . . — Map (db m87194) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Earth Day Park
Welcome to Earth Day Park Earth Day Park is a living example of the United States Government’s commitment to environmentally conscious landscape design and use of renewable resources. As part of the celebration of Earth Day 1994, President . . . — Map (db m99344) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Escape Across the PotomacStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
As war with Britain wore on, some U.S. military leaders believed the nation's capital, with its inland location and military defenses, was safe. So Washingtonians were cruelly surprised when the British invaded on August 24, 1814. As the enemy . . . — Map (db m97215) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Grand Army of the Republic
Grand Army of the Republic Organized at Decatur Illinois, April 6, 1866. By Benjamin Franklin Stephenson M.D. — Map (db m87897) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Legacy of War
On August 24, 1814, the British brought the war to the streets of Washington. After soundly defeating the Americans at nearby Bladensburg, enemy soldiers invaded the Nation's Capital—burning the President's House, U.S. Capitol, and other . . . — Map (db m74939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — National Intelligencer1800-1865
Founded by Samuel Harrison Smith and later published by Joseph Gales, Jr. The National Intelligencer for 65 years was a leading journal in the nation's capital, a vital force in the country's political life, a principal source of information about . . . — Map (db m51471) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — e.3 — Senator Daniel WebsterCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
“Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable,” Senator Daniel Webster, January 1830. Senator Daniel Webster, eloquent advocate for the preservation of the Union and a political giant in pre-Civil War America, . . . — Map (db m29708) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Smokey Bear Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce Picea pungens Planted April 11, 1984 To honor the 40th birthday of Smokey Bear by John R. Block, Secretary of Agriculture R. Max Peterson, Chief, USDA Forest Service and the Forester's Wives Club of Washington, D.C. . . . — Map (db m70456) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — USDA Holocaust Memorial Tree
United States Department of Agriculture Dedicated as a Living Reminder in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by Secretary Dan Glickman May 2, 2000 Yom Hashoah, Day of Remembrance Franklin D. Roosevelt Red Bud from a seed collected at . . . — Map (db m70618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Walter Reed
Walter Reed Who gave man control over Yellow Fever Died in a hospital on this site November 23, 1902 — Map (db m80491) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Walter Reed
Walker Reed 1851 – 1902 Major, Medical Corps United States Army Solider, Physician, Teacher, Scientist Major Reed died in this building on November 3, 1902. In 1900 Walter Reed led the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Board that . . . — Map (db m80493) HM

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