The National Mall
Reverend Matt Crebbin (L), of the Newtown Congregational Church, Reverend Kathleen Adams-Shepherd (C), of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, and Rabbi Shaul Praver, of Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown, Connecticut stand with other clergy on the National Mall April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The activists gathered to begin a 24 hour vigil on the National Mall with over 3000 crosses for victims of gun violence in the United States since the Sandy Hook School shooting in Newtown last December.
As somebody who's relatively new to Washington, D.C., the impression the National Mall had on me when I first arrived was very strong ... When you think it's the site of the transfer of power between presidents, when you think of the right to free speech and to demonstrate, but also the right to kind of socialize and enjoy yourself, the mall, to me, is an incredible microcosm of what U.S. life represents.
But America's most visited national park is also a treasure that's in dire need of help if we want to preserve it for future generations. Working with the Trust for the National Mall, we're excited to roll out a program with both national and grassroots initiatives aimed at connecting people from all over to join the cause of preserving and protecting America's Front Yard.
He planned a celebration dinner for the Saturday after I finished my last graduate school final. It was a beautiful late April night and he suggested we walk down to the National Mall to watch the sun set behind the Washington monument after dinner. Sitting on a bench in front of the National Gallery, he asked me to marry him.More quotes »
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