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March 25, 2014
Washington Monument to Reopen May 12
The National Park Service (NPS) announced that the remaining scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument will begin to come down this week in preparation for the Monument’s re-opening on May 12 after a 32-month closure due to damage from an earthquake. The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall will host a re-opening ceremony at 10 a.m. that morning; details of the ceremony will be forthcoming.

December 06, 2013
Cutting Edge Technology to be used to Digitally Document Lincoln Memorial
The National Park Service (NPS), in collaboration with partner CyArk, a nonprofit company dedicated to the preservation of historical sites, will be using cutting edge technology to create 3D images of the Lincoln Memorial, which can be used to create virtual tours of the memorial and also provide a precise historical survey of the structure.

October 31, 2013
Washington Monument lighting scaffold to come down soon
The night skyline in the Washington DC area will be a little dimmer starting next Monday when the National Park Service turns off the decorative lights on the Washington Monument in preparation for taking down the scaffolding.

September 10, 2013
Denial of Permit Application For 9-11 Motorcycle Ride
Denial of Permit Application for 9/11 Motorcycle Ride.

August 27, 2013
Road and Site Closure for August 28 Let Freedom Ring Event
On Wednesday August 28th the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.

July 19, 2013
Drum Major quote removal from MLK Jr Memorial
National Park Service to begin work to remove Drum Major Quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Flash! Boom! Sparkle! Independence Day is a popular annual tradition at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, drawing thousands to view spectacular fireworks and rousing live entertainment.