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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A National Memorial

George Washington Memorial Parkway

 

National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 12, 2019
1. A National Memorial
Inscription.  As an important link between the National Mall and Arlington National Cemetery, the bridge itself is a memorial to those who have given their lives for their country. As the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, numerous dignitaries, state visits, and funeral corteges use this bridge.

As processions pass over the Potomac River from Washington, DC, they go around Memorial Circle and prepare to enter the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery through Memorial Avenue, which is lined with statues and monuments to American heroes.

The bridge stands as a silent witness to these solemn processions and honors the sacrifice and valor of those honored dead.

[Caption:]
John F. Kennedy's casket crosses over Arlington Memorial Bridge in 1963. (National Archives)
 
Erected 2019 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 53.296′ N, 77° 3.198′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington.
A National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 12, 2019
2. A National Memorial
Marker is on Independence Avenue Southwest 0.1 miles west of Lincoln Memorial Circle Southwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2912 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rehabilitating a National Treasure (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alaska and Hawaii (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Ericsson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Bridge for the Future (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pharmacists' War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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