The Lincoln memorial honors Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th president of the United States. He fought to preserve our nation during the Civil War, from 1861-1863. This location has been the sight for many famous speeches since its dedication in 1922, including Marten Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. The memorial has a beautiful structure with seven-foot diameter columns that stretch 44 feet high. The design of the memorial is similar to a Greek temple design. There are 36 columns that represent the number of states in the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death. There is a 19-foot larger than life-size marble statue of Lincoln that is inscribed with the words from both the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address that sits in the center of the memorial. The group members may also consider visiting the memorial at night because it is illuminated and gives you a more exquisite view and is also less crowded during the nighttime hours of operation.