In 2009, our entire family, all three generations, spent a wonderful family vacation in Washington, DC.
One of the special sites we visited was the very prominent 555′ 5 1/8″ marble obelisk known as the Washington Monument. Construction of the monument started in 1848, was halted for several years because of the Civil War and shortage of funds, and was completed in 1884.
The Washington Monument honors our nation’s first president and leader of the Continental Army, George Washington.
It is definitely a place that should be on your list of stops if you visit Washington, DC.