Washington stands out from other cities like Shaquille O'Neal at an Oompa-loompa audition. It is tattooed with the past. Washington bleeds patriotic symbols. It is a city where mothers cover their children with the American flag to drive away the cold.Giant Lincolns not only sit on thrones overlooking the National Mall from memorials, but they ride through the city on bikes striking inspiration into the hearts of all who see him. In other cities our presidents and national monuments cover our money, but in Washington they are there along the streets and walking amoung us.Monuments seem rise to from the ground in Washington like grass rises in other cities. Perhaps most surprising, the best sights in the city are free. The Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo, The Capitol, even a ride to the top of the Washington Monument are all free.
World's Tallest Obelisk
Like many others before me, I went to Washington a citizen of the Union and I left a patriot. I highly recommend that everyone take a pilgrimage to DC sometime in their lives. I spent a day walking along the national mall, and I cannot wait to return to this beautiful city.