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    1/2/2022



    Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Mount Vernon Recreation Center, Alexandria, Virginia

    Captain Versace was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 28, 2002 for his “heroic, 23-month sustained resistance “above and beyond the call of duty” against communist Viet Cong while the senior officer in a jungle prisoner of war (POW) camp.”

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    I probably won't post many of my picture in here, but this is one that means a lot to Olney, MD. I know it's not a realy historical of famous figure, but it's still an awesome memorial.

    In Spring 2016, the State of Maryland introduced Noah’s Law to help combat driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. This law came into being after a drunk driver collided with and subsequently killed a Maryland police officer. Noah was killed along this stretch of road by a drunk driver while conducting a routine sobriety checkpoint.

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    1/2/22-#monuments-Air Force Memorial--to all of the airmen (and women) who served in the Air Force... https://www.afdw.af.mil/quickfacts/



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    1/3/2022 Begoña Castilla in Alcala, Spain was a nurse who spent her time addressing children’s issue in the medical field.





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    1/3/2022 - Raoul Wallenberg Memorial in front of the UN Headquarters on 1st Ave at E 47th St, Manhattan, NY

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    Opps. Somehow for this one I couldn't bring myself to lean my bike on one of the pillars. I should have used the Jersey barrier, but there are three bikes in the 1st Ave bike lane close to E 49th St. teeny, tiny images between the right two pillars.
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    1/3/2022 - Sal Guarrillo Veteran's Memorial

    This memorial is at 8441 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. It is named after Sal Guarrillo, who served on the West Hollywood City Council and also served as mayor. The memorial honors all veterans (Sal was a veteran himself, but the memorial is not intended to memorialize him personally; it's just named in his honor).

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    1/3 - Joan of Arc

    This magnificent statue of Joan of Arc is located on Meridian Hill and was dedicated on the 510th anniversary of her birth. A fun fact is that even though there are a lot of equestrian statues in DC, this is the only one of a woman.


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    1/3/22-road named in honor of George Mason-American founding father who did not sign the Declaration. Road stretches from South to North Arlington County



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    Kudos @bikingjenn for being out in the cold and snow!

    I'll accept this street sign but moving forward street signs are not included in this pointless prize. My purpose was for this prize to include specific monuments and memorials, and while I understand a street sign can be interpreted as such it was not my original, though not specifically stated, intent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HokieBeth View Post
    Sure you know the big three, Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington, but did you know there are over 160 monuments and memorials just in DC, including one to singer Sonny Bono? For this pointless prize simply ride at least 1 mile and snap a pic of your bike at a monument or memorial.

    Other rules:
    - only one per day and only one visit per memorial, meaning you only get one point for a post of the Washington monument. However you can include multiple memorials to the same person. For example there are two memorials to FDR in DC, you can get a point for each if posted on separate days.
    - your bike must be in the photo
    - name & location the monument/memorial must be included
    - for this pointless prize a monument/memorial must be either a statue, commemorative plaque or sign of cultural or historic significance and must identify the name of the person or persons being memorialized
    - not included are tombstones, gravestones, or painted murals
    EDIT 1/4: Street name signs are excluded unless they specifically state that they are in memorial to a specific person(s)
    -use hashtag #monuments in your post

    Prizes:
    1st prize is a private 3-hour professional bike tour of the National Mall monuments and memorials for you and up to 3 friends! Tour includes stops at the Capitol, the White House and more than 10 other sites with historical background and cultural significance of the memorial provided by your guide.

    2nd prize is the book "25 Bike Tours in Washington DC" by Anne H. Oman


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