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Students of all ages regularly visit the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans Memorials.

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Thursday, May 18 - A Clash of Cultures
Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): 7-9 PM
The road to Pearl Harbor had its twists and turns. Why did Japan become more aggressive in the 1930's? How did the United States react to this behavior? This walking tour explores the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Japan in the 20th century.
Meet: World War II Memorial (contact station).

Saturday, May 20 “The Lamps Are Going Out All Over Europe”
Ranger-led Walk (about 1.25 miles): 7-9 PM
Sir Edward Grey’s timely metaphor foreshadowed the coming of the Great War. How and why did darkness shadow the continent far longer than anyone imagined?
Meet: World War II Memorial (contact station).

Saturday, May 27 - WWII in Memory
Ranger Talk: 2-2:45 PM and 4-4:45 PM
As the nation observes Memorial Day, place the legacy of World War II in context. Seventy-five years after our entry into the conflict, how do Americans remember this mid-20th century global crisis? Meet: World War II Memorial (contact station).

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    “The Lamps Are Going Out All Over Europe”

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1.25 miles): 7-9 PM Sir Edward Grey’s timely metaphor foreshadowed the coming of the Great War.

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    Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base of monument) 
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM You think you know Washington?  Wait until you see what it was like when Abraham Lincoln arrived.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Leadership for Freedom: Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 1-1:45 PM and 3-3:45 PM Martin Luther King Jr’s leadership decisions show the drama within the struggle for rights.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Thomas Jefferson: President Number 3  

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 11:00-11:45 AM Meet President Thomas Jefferson, the amazing multi-talented man. Discover the symbolism of the memorial statue and chamber.

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    Thomas Jefferson: President Number 3 

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 11:00-11:45 AM Meet President Thomas Jefferson, the amazing multi-talented man.

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    Presidential Retirements

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Ranger Talk:  6 –7 PM John Adams and Thomas Jefferson created the first ex-presidents club beginning in 1809. 

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    Presidential Retirements

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talk:  4–5 PM John Adams and Thomas Jefferson created the first ex-presidents club beginning in 1809.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Led Run (3-4 miles) Join a park ranger for an exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city and...

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Talking Civil War Baseball, Lincoln, and Blossoms

    • Time: 10:00 AM,10:30 AM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talks: 10-10:20 AM and 10:30-10:50 AM Are you going to the game today? The first organized baseball game of the war took place between the 71st New York Regiment and the Washington Nationals amateur club in a park across from the White House.

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    WWII in Memory

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station) 
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 2-2:45 PM and 4-4:45 PM As the nation observes Memorial Day, place the legacy of World War II in context.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Canceled- Every Girl Pulling for Victory

    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue NE)
    • Fees: Program Canceled.
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Canceled Check back soon for update and information. See details for background on Every Girl Pulling for Victory

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base of monument)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM You think you know Washington?

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue, NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger Talk Join Ranger Heidi and hear how Wonder Woman’s bullet-repelling bracelets, tiara, and her existence are based on incidents and images from the life of her eccentric creator.

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    Obscure Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Just about everybody knows the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but do you know about the others?

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    Overlord

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger Talk “D-Day”, June 6, 1944 was the most complex military operation in history. What made it so complex and what impact did the invasion of Normandy mean for the war?

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidents and Indians

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Come learn about Native American-European American relations in this nation's history through the interactions of U.S. Presidents and First Americans.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    An Even Fight: A Bombardier Remembers D-Day

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Ranger Talk Explore the D-Day Invasion of Normandy through the eyes of a Utah Beach Bombardier as told by his daughter.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The 14th Amendment Federalized

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial (street level plaza)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Ranger Talk The 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection and due process to all citizens. One hundred fifty years later that legacy continues to unfold.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Fortitude

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger Talk Operation Fortitude- With the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 came a very complex operation that fooled the Germans.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (plaza, Independence Ave SW & West Basin Dr. SW)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger Talk Fifty years ago their marriage sparked a legal fight that led all the way to the Supreme Court

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    Obscure Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Just about everybody knows something about Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but do you know about the others?

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    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger-led Run (3-4 miles) an exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city, and others that aren’t as famous.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Who was the "White House Iceberg?"

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1.5 miles) What President was instrumental in setting up the NCAA? Which Chief Executive was fined for speeding with a horse and carriage?

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    Obscure Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Just about everybody knows the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but do you know about the others? Follow the path least taken.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidents and Indians

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) We have memorials to four Presidents. Were these and other Chief Executives fair in dealing with Native Americans?

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Terrific Strain of it All

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¼ miles) 1915, after the Great War entered its second year, the pressure increased for everyone.

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