Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington DC

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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ZhuZhu L
New York City, NY257 contributions
Must see on your trip to Washington DC
Nov 2021 • Solo
This monument speaks more than it appears because the inspirational message is very strong and true. How I love the bravery and faith of MLK.
Written 26 November 2021
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livelife h
Atlanta, GA3,806 contributions
Must see memorial
Nov 2021 • Solo
Great memorial to pay homage to a great human being it's facing away from the other memorials but it's still a nice tribute
Written 21 November 2021
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TheRobinsons57
Pembroke Pines, FL691 contributions
M.L.K Monument a must see..
Nov 2021 • Couples
This was a must see for us since we traveled to Washington from Florida. M.L.K Memorial should be vist by everyone. The monument is Gorgeous, and the store across the street has much you can buy on History. Please vist this site in ever in Washington DC.
Written 15 November 2021
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Sphynxlovers
Dalton, GA100 contributions
In memory of a man with a dream
Oct 2021
This monument is placed at the end of the pathway of the FDR memorial very near the Jefferson Memorial. The memorial is Dr. King's full body and it looks out over the water. Surrounding the memorial are his speeches. It's a great memorial to visit.
Written 30 October 2021
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Melvin123
Pawleys Island, SC56 contributions
Moving
Oct 2021
This Memorial is a combination of Dr. King's speeches and a monument to his spirit and legacy. This and the Vietnam War Memorial are the best on the Mall
Written 26 October 2021
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Jim R
Bellingham, WA307 contributions
Beautiful Place
Sep 2021
This is a quiet, beautiful place that has MLK quotes on the walls. A nice spot to reflect on some of our country's history
Written 30 September 2021
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA601 contributions
A dream of peace….
Sep 2021 • Family
I have visited many places that are significant to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King.  However, I have long desired to see Dr. King’s memorial in Washington.  The monument is enormous and the sheer size represents what this man’s sacrifices meant for all people in the United States.  Dr. King dreamed of a world were all people could live in peace and harmony and so the size of this monument is indeed symbolic of his dream for peace.
Our tour guide indicated that the bottom of the monument has an unfinished look because it is the artist’s belief that Dr. King’s work was unfinished.  That statement definitely made me think because art often is a reflection of life.  
I immensely enjoyed seeing the monument at night because it is absolutely beautiful when illuminated.  In addition, the illuminated monument is a reminder to me that light can never be overcome by darkness.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a better world for all and so this monument pays homage to his work, struggles, sacrifices, and accomplishments.  Take a moment to visit Dr. King’s monument because it will definitely make you stop to think about one man’s dream to make our nation a better place for all.
Written 20 September 2021
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latosha e
Hartford, CT127 contributions
love
May 2021
great, ive been to DC multiple times but I always check this area out. Why not? You are so close. I really like DC
Written 19 September 2021
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TRivers142
Boston, Massachusetts203 contributions
Honoring a Giant
Sep 2021
Open to all and easy to get to. Beautifully designed. A great place to reflect on how far our nation has come and how far we must still go.
Written 7 September 2021
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anxious2
washington dc145 contributions
Respect!
Sep 2021
On the wall, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" which as an animal rights activist speaks to me: we are one, not this race or that, not this gender or that, not abled or not, not one species or another, but all should be respected and all injustice should be fought vigorously. Afterwards, I went for a vegan burger at Ben's Chili Bowl, black owned great business, DC institution. 3 locations now! Go vegan!
Written 5 September 2021
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