July 4th: Of, By and For ALL the People


Wishing my fellow Americans a happy & safe Fourth of July celebration.

(Also, hoping & praying that the recent attempts to weaken our democracy fail and we return to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.)


Blogging From A to Z Challenge – N

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Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. ~ George Washington

Blogging From A to Z – N

“N” is for National, as in National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The National Mall consists of areas that are part of the West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens to the west, and refers to the entire area between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol, with the Washington Monument providing a division slightly west of the center. The Mall is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and receives approximately 24 million visitors each year.

I snapped this photo from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial facing the Washington Monument with the Reflecting Pool separating the two.

There is so much to see and do in the nation’s capitol! For further information on the National Mall and Memorial Parks click the link.