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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Aw, Nuts!

December 16, 2011 Posted by: Paul O'Brian, Park Ranger

The Battle of the Bulge developed as the Germans encircled the town of Bastogne, Belgium. One of those Americans who remembered those cold, snowy days, and who also received a copy of the famous offer of surrender of Bastogne, was my father, Thomas R. O’Brian

 

Did You Know?

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Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. There, you can find an engraving marking the spot where he stood.