From the Fitness Provider: "
Washington DC's monuments and memorials on the National Mall are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. Since the August 26 full moon falls on a Monday we'll try a weeknight walk with familiar and new friends from our “Washington, DC History & Culture” group.
Our walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 3 miles past Washington DC's most famous monuments and memorials.
Meet New People: We’ll have a good-sized group and it’s hard to remember people’s names. Therefore, we’ll bring blank name tags and pens and each person can write their name and their “dream” vacation - example: “Michele - Hawaii” & “Robert - Japan.” During our walk we can then discuss our past and future travels.
Meeting Time/Socializing = 5:45-6:00 pm
Departure = 6:00 pm (sharp)
Moonrise = 7:13 pm
Sunset = 7:01 pm
Ending Time = 8:30 pm (approximate)
National World War II Memorial (starting point)
The Tidal Basin
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (10-minute restroom break)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
National World War II Memorial (ending point)
Registration: Free - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend including children and groups. You don't need to bring your registration ticket. Unfortunately, due to National Park Service regulations, non-service pets are not allowed within the monuments and memorials but are ok in the other areas we're walking.
Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it's on our calendar, then we're proceeding as scheduled.
Meeting Point: Meet at the National World War II Memorial, on the 17th Street side, and look for a large group of friendly people with name tag stickers, which we'll hand out. If you arrive late just catch up via the posted itinerary.
Ending Point: The National World War II Memorial. However, from there many our group will walk back to the Smithsonian Metro for those interested. Also, people are free to leave whenever they like if they don't want to finish the entire walk with us.
Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.
This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.
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