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N 2 B 1.6K C 4 E Apr 24, 2011 F Apr 30, 2011
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The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It stands on top of a hill overlooking Washington, D.C.

One of the more popular sites at the Cemetery, the tomb is made from Yule marble quarried in Colorado. It consists of seven pieces, with a total weight of 79 short tons (72 metric tons). The tomb was completed and opened to the public April 9, 1932, at a cost of $48,000.

It was initially named the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier." Other unknown servicemen were later entombed there, and it became known as the "Tomb of the Unknowns", though it has never been officially named. The soldiers entombed there are:

Unknown Soldier of World War I, interred November 11, 1921. President Warren G. Harding presided.

Unknown Soldier of World War II, interred May 30, 1958. President Dwight D. Eisenhower presided.

Unknown Soldier of the Korean War, also interred May 30, 1958. President Dwight Eisenhower presided again, Vice President Richard Nixon acted as next of kin.

Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War, interred May 28, 1984. President Ronald Reagan presided. The remains of the Vietnam Unknown were disinterred, under the authority of President Bill Clinton, on May 14, 1998, and were identified as those of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael J. Blassie, whose family had him reinterred near their home in St. Louis, Missouri. It has been determined that the crypt at the Tomb of the Unknowns that contained the remains of the Vietnam Unknown will remain empty.

The Tomb of the Unknowns has been perpetually guarded since July 2, 1937, by the U.S. Army. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment ("The Old Guard") began guarding the Tomb April 6, 1948.

无名士兵墓室被24小时守卫的,而且无名士兵墓每隔半小时有换岗仪式。无名士兵墓前的礼兵在长地毯上要走二十一步,以提示最高礼遇的二十一响礼炮,然后转身面向墓立正二十一秒,接着重复这一过程直到换岗。


石棺里的是一战的无名士兵,地上的三块石板分别是埋葬着的二战,韩战和越战的无名士兵。而入选的越战士兵由于在高科技的帮助下,身份得到确认,1983年按家属的意愿,从这里移灵,所以至今空缺。

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The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though not in the geographic center of the District of Columbia, the Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the District are divided. Officially, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as "fronts." Historically, however, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries.

美国国会的办公大楼,建在一处海拔为83英尺的高地上,故名国会山。

美国人把国会大厦看做是民有、民治、民享政权的最高象征。美国参、众两院构成的国会就在这里举行会议,通常被视为华盛顿的象征。1793年华盛顿亲自为大厦奠基,南北战争爆发后,有人提议停建该大厦,林肯总统却坚持要将高280英尺的大圆顶造好。

整幢国会大厦是一座三层的平顶建筑,其中央是一座高高耸立的圆顶,也分三层。圆顶上还有一个小圆塔,塔顶直立着自由女神铜像。她头顶羽冠,右手持剑,左手扶盾,永远眺望东方太阳升起的地方。

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War.

The Memorial Wall, designed by Maya Lin, is made up of two gabbro walls 246 feet 9 inches (75 m) long. The walls are sunk into the ground, with the earth behind them.

越战纪念碑邻近华盛顿纪念碑和林肯纪念堂。该纪念碑由用黑色花岗岩砌成的长500英尺的V字型碑体构成,用于纪念越战时期服役于越南期间战死的美国士兵和将官,闪闪生辉的黑色大理石墙上依每个人战死的日期为序,刻划着美军57000多名1959年至1975年间在越南战争中阵亡者的名字。

该纪念碑通过设计竞赛的方式征集方案,最后采用的是当时耶鲁大学建筑专业21岁华裔女学生林璎的方案,1982年建成,曾获美国建筑师协会“美国20世纪最受欢迎的十大建筑”第7名,美国建筑师学会2007年度“25年奖”等。

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The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the main statue (Abraham Lincoln, 1920) was Daniel Chester French, and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. It is one of several monuments built to honor an American president.

It was taken in early morning(5:30am) and there is no any visitor.

林肯纪念堂(Lincoln Memorial),被视为美国永恒的塑像及华盛顿市标志,为纪念美国第十六届总统亚伯拉罕·林肯而建。纪念堂位于在华盛顿的国家大草坪西端,碧波如染的波托马克河东岸上,是一座用通体洁白的花岗岩和大理石建造的古希腊神殿式纪念堂。

  纪念堂于1914年破土动工,完成于1922年。纪念堂气氛庄严,鼓舞人心,每天更有不少游客和学生乘车来此参观。已故总统林肯是最受尊敬的美国总统之一,人民不会忘记他对美国作出的贡献──解放奴隶和维护美国统一。

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N 11 B 743 C 94 E Apr 25, 2011 F May 15, 2011
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Taken at Iwo Jima Memorial (硫黄岛战役纪念碑). It was early morning and whole downtown area was covered by mist.

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