Listen to the great Ray Charles sing "America the Beautiful"
Click on our waving flag.
Marvin Gaye was born in
"Mercy, Mercy Me."
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. "
~ John Quincy Adams
(6th President of the United States)
Famous people born in Washington, DC.
Click on the owl.
“You see things; and you say
‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’
~George Bernard Shaw
God Bless Our Troops!
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the USA.
Springtime in Washington means the beauty of the Cherry Blossom Festival on the National Mall is back. Georgetown Buzz went down to the Tidal Basin on Easter Weekend to hear from the crowds of people about why this DC event is a must-see.
Click the Lincoln Memorial
to hear John F. Kennedy Inaugural speech -1961.
Click MLK to hear...
Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday"
in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Click MLK to hear inspiring words from Dr. MLK in August 1963...
Click on Washington, DC Capitol sunset. Al Green sings
President Abraham Lincoln's Classroom.
O Happy Day...Ray Charles.
The K9 Corps at
Historic Congressional Cemetery
Click sweet dog.
Devotion of CIVIL WAR Animals
God Bless America!
DC born Stephen Colbert
Born May 13,1964
Born Washington DC and ran for POTUS in 2008.
Click on the kitty.
Goldie Jeanne Hawn
November 21, 1945
Samuel L. Jackson.
Born December 21, 1948 Washington, D.C.
Actor and film producer.
Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States 1993 to 2001. Born in DC!
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years. 12 Grammys!
Born: April 29, 1899, Washington, DC Died: May 24, 1974, NYC, NY
John Foster Dulles
BornFebruary 25, 1888
DiedMay 24, 1959
Dulles served as United States Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world.
How did TAPS originate? Click butterfly.
The White House
Our first president, George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. The cornerstone was laid in 1792. After eight years of construction, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, moved into the unfinished house in 1800
- Star Spangled Banner
Individual State and Province
Access Laws for Guide Dogs
& The Blind
Supreme Court of the United States
Arlington National Cemetery
Open: 365 days a year
8am-7pm (April-September) |
"People often tell me I could be a great man.
I'd rather be a good man." ~JFK Jr
Black Jack the horse could not be settled down during JFK’s funeral. Because of ceremonial protocol, his handler could not reprimand him or use any voice cues during the event.
Thank you for your service!
There was no no encouragement of immigration until POTUS Lincoln in Message to Congress 1863, stated:
“I again submit to your consideration the expediency of establishing a system for encouragement of Immigration."
Vietnam War Memorial
NJ Senator Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey since 2013.
The 1st African-American Senator from NJ, he was previously the
36th Mayor of Newark 2006 to 2013.
Born: April 27, 1969
“What greater gift than
the love of a cat.”
― Charles Dickens
Animal World USA
Weeks for the Animals
Guide Dogs for the Blind
founded in 1942 in part to help wounded servicemen returning from World War II without their sight.
Sgt Leonard Foulk, who at age 26 lost his sight when his binoculars were hit by sniper fire at the Battle of Attu. . It was the only land battle of World War II fought on American soil.
President Barack Obama pets Bo, the Obama family dog, after returning to the White House from an event at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md., March 15, 2012
"If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does...Russia." ~
-Robert Frost (1874 -1963)
January 20, 1961, Frost was the 1st poet to be asked to participate in a POTUS inauguration.
JFK also awarded him Congressional
Medal of Honor.
“I hold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance. At the end of the Fossil Fuel Era, we are emerging to a new reality. We are ready to make the next leap – as momentous as abolishing slavery or giving women the vote.”
~Elizabeth May (June 9, 1954 Hartford, CT)
War and the Soul:
Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps, under the command of Marine Corps University, preserves and exhibits the material history of the U.S. Marine Corps
"The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine."
From political wunderkind and former army intelligence officer Jason Kander comes a haunting, powerful memoir about impossible choices—and how sometimes walking away from the chance of a lifetime can be the greatest decision of all.
"One and God make a majority. "
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand
"The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future. "
The Climate Reality Project
Founded by former Vice President Gore in 2005, The Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection) is a non-profit organization devoted to solving the climate crisis.
(Click VP Gore photo. )
Today, roughly 4,163 American Indians live in present-day Washington, D.C. In efforts to teach locals about the history and culture of the indigenous people that now reside and thrive in Washington, D.C., communities like the Rappahannock tribe host annual celebrations in the popular national parks.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
We welcome visitors to the memorial on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
George Washington, Our 1st President warns...
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“A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.” – Crazy Horse, Sioux Chief
"Freedom Song" performed by The United States Air Force Band "Singing Sergeants"
God Bless America
April 30, 1789 – March 3, 1797
United States Capitol, meeting place of the United States Congress and one of the most familiar landmarks in Washington, D.C. Possibly the most culturally and historically important building in the United States, it has been home to Congress since 1800.
"At the Heartbeat of History"
Secretary of State under JFK & LBJ
See How Much You Know About
U.S. Secretaries of State
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., also called the DC History Center, is an educational foundation dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of Washington, D.C.
Department of Energy
1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 535-2600
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1964 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20003
Service, Sacrifice, Unity, and Victory
World War II Memorial
1750 Independence Ave. SW
On Feb 26, 1937, the 32nd President. POTUS FDR, wrote to all governors in the USA.
In his letter, FDR stated,
“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”