The Jefferson Memorial is located in Washington, D.C. The memorial honors the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. The location contains a 19-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson, as well as excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. This iconic structure is noted for its circular marble steps, portico, a circular colonnade of Iconic order columns and a shallow dome. Over 2 million visitors come to the memorial each year. Take the time to view the beauty of the cherry trees and blossoms while at the memorial. Its dedication took place in 1943. There are interpretative tours given by the park rangers. They are also available if group members have questions during the visit. Thomas Jefferson firmly believed in equal rights, democracy, and education available to all, freedom of religion and separation between church and state. Jefferson was also a writer, musician, scientist and inventor.