Sunday, September 1, 2013

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the sculpted faces of 4 United States Presidents: George Washington (1732-1799), Thomas Jefferson (1742-1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), and last but not least Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). "The purpose of the memorial is to communicate the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States with colossal statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt." ~ Gutzon Borglum, sculptor. George Washington represents the founding of the United States. Thomas Jefferson represents the expansion of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase. Theodore Roosevelt represents the preservation of United States because of his push to form National Parks. Abraham Lincoln represents the unification of United States because of his role in the American Civil War. [Ref: Wikipedia, National Park Service]

A walkway with all the states' flags leading to the amphitheater...

The Mount Rushmore amphitheater.

A silhouette of Mount Rushmore.

A ceremony of recognition for veterans and armed forces service personnel.

Mount Rushmore at night.

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