Washington, D.C.

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During the nineteenth century, Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, was considered so unbearably warm and humid during the summer months that foreign diplomats received hardship pay for serving there. Now, the district holds a worldwide reputation as a cosmopolitan city rich in museums, monuments, and culture—and crackling with political power. From the hill where the U.S. Capitol sits, to Embassy Row, home to much of the foreign diplomatic corps in Washington, the wide avenues hum with the business of America.

Today, the Capitol Mall has become an evening spectacle. Our “monument illumination” activity includes visually stunning visits to the Jefferson, Lincoln, World War II Veterans, Marine Corps, Vietnam Wall and Korean War Veterans memorials. Our interpretative explanations of these marvelous icons reveal our passion for the principles, virtues, history, and sacrifice that they represent.