2014-11-28 / Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 4: The Mall to the Lincoln Memorial
By Warner M. Montgomery, Ph.D.
WarnerM@ TheColumbiaStar.com


Martin stands by the World War II Memorial Fountain for Western Europe. Martin stands by the World War II Memorial Fountain for Western Europe. This is the continuing pictorial story of Martin Decker, a 17-year-old Frenchman, Linda and I hosted this past summer. We hosted his mother in Columbia in 1995, and his family hosted us in Nancy, France, in 2009.

The second day Linda, Martin, and I walked The Mall to the Lincoln Memorial.

Next Week: Charleston



A friend of Suzi Roberts, Miss South Carolina International 2014, poses proudly wi th the of f icial banner. A friend of Suzi Roberts, Miss South Carolina International 2014, poses proudly wi th the of f icial banner.

The Korean War Memorial features 19 larger-than-life steel statues representing a squad on patrol dressed in full combat gear walking among juniper bushes which represent the rugged terrain of Korea. The Korean War Memorial features 19 larger-than-life steel statues representing a squad on patrol dressed in full combat gear walking among juniper bushes which represent the rugged terrain of Korea.

This statue at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. depicts the horror of war. This statue at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. depicts the horror of war.

Did he lose his coins in the fountain? Why is the woman so mad? Did he lose his coins in the fountain? Why is the woman so mad?

The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, was built to commemorate George Washington, the first American president. The marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss monument, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the wor ld's tal lest obelisk. Taller monumental columns exist, but they are nei ther al l stone nor true obelisks. The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, was built to commemorate George Washington, the first American president. The marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss monument, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the wor ld's tal lest obelisk. Taller monumental columns exist, but they are nei ther al l stone nor true obelisks.

“No officer, I did not touch your vehicle...” “No officer, I did not touch your vehicle...”

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