A Symbol of Reconciliation

A Symbol of Reconciliation (HM2MMQ)

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N 38° 53.112', W 77° 3.706'

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

On one side of Arlington Memorial Bridge stands the columned portico of Arlington House, the pre-Civil war home of Robert E. Lee. In that home, Lee made his decision to resign the US Army commission. He became the commanding general of Confederate forces and nearly succeeded in permanently breaking the American Union.

On the other side is the Lincoln Memorial, built to honor the sixteenth President of the United States who led the American public through four years of war and ultimately preserved the Union. Despite the anger and bitterness of many Americans, North and South rejoined and the re-United States would go on to become a world power.

This bridge was built to serve as a symbol of national reconciliation that occurred after the bloodshed and tragedy of civil war. Today, it is a national memorial to valor and sacrifice, connecting the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall with the Robert E. Lee Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.
Year Placed2019
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 7:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321171 N 4306057
Decimal Degrees38.88520000, -77.06176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.112', W 77° 3.706'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 6.7200000000001" N, 77° 3' 42.36" W
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