It’s simply staggering the amount of historic landmarks that the United States has to offer, especially in Washington, D.C. Among the many monuments our country’s capital offers for locals and tourists alike, the National Mall is certainly one of the most iconic landmarks in the country.
I was lucky enough to visit Washington, D.C. as a teenager and will always remember strolling along beneath branches of cherry blossoms that edged the Tidal Basin up to the Jefferson Memorial. I’ll never forget the first time I gazed up at the majestic Lincoln Memorial, which seemed larger than life itself. I think I was too young to realize the importance of a lot of the these sites, but I clearly remember my parents’ somber faces as they looked up familiar names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
If you have similar memories of this historic landmark, you might want to participate in the My Mall Memories Contest being run by The Trust for the National Mall, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. If you have a favorite memory of the National Mall captured on camera, take a moment to share it with the #MyMallMemories photo contest, which is running now through August 23, 2013.
Enter the contest by submitting your National Mall photo to NationalMall.org/MyMallMemories or you can submit the photo on Twitter or Instagram by including the #MyMallMemories hashtag in your post. You can enter as many photos as you’d like and once uploaded, encourage friends and family to vote for your photo. They can vote up to once an hour.
Each week’s most popular submission will be the featured cover photo on the Trust for the National Mall’s Facebook and Twitter profiles the following week. The photo with the most votes at the end of the contest will be featured in a Washingtonian Magazine advertisement.
Presently living in Madrid, Nicole enjoys the guilty pleasure of forcing her cute Spanish husband to take her to various European cities in order to explore beautiful cities, profound history, and distinct cultures that can be found throughout Europe. Her travel articles and photos have been published in various publications as well as her own blog, Pass the Ham. And of course, she's currently enjoying her new post as assistant editor at My Itchy Travel Feet.