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On Washington’s Birthday also known as President’s Day, on February 18, 2019, I attended the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, VA, and the day before I visited the National Portrait Gallery, which is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington D.C. The George Washington Birthday Parade marches through Old Town Alexandria and is billed as the largest George Washington Birthday Parade in the U.S. While at the National Portrait Gallery I visited the Hall of Presidents which has portraits of nearly all American presidents. Below are some pictures I took while over Presidents’ Day weekend in February, 2019.

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Washington_Parade_Alexandria_Marching_Band
Washington_Parade_Old_Town_motorcycles
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For the pictures taken from the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian permits still and video photography for noncommercial use only in its museums and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted, as indicated at https://www.si.edu/visit/security. All images above from inside the museums of the Smithsonian Institution are being used for noncommericial purposes. Refer to the disclaimer http://www.toddmccollough.com/policy-disclaimer/for additional policies of this site.

I visited the National Christmas Tree outside of the White House and also the U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D. C. in 2018. I was able to see both of the Christmas Trees with their lighting turned on at night as I visited after the National Christmas Tree Lighting was held on November 28, 2018, and the U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting was held on December 6, 2018. Both the National Christmas Trees and the U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree have their own websites where you can find out more information. I also visited the National Christmas Tree shortly before dark to better see the National Christmas Tree Railroad and train display underneath. Below are some pictures I took of both of the Christmas Trees.

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On September 30, 2018, I visited the National Zoological Park of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The National Zoo features exhibits of many different animals including gorillas, orangutans, lions, tigers, cheetahs, zebras, red river hogs, scimitar-horned oryx, alligators, crocodiles, turtles, american bison, elephants, seals, beavers, porcupines and giant pandas. Below are some pictures taken at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.

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National_Zoo_Elephants

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National_Zoo_Giant_Panda

National_Zoo_American_Bison

National_Zoo_Zebra

National_Zoo_Cheetah

National_Zoo_Red_River_Hog

National_Zoo_scimitar_horned_oryx

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National_Zoo_Beaver

National_Zoo_Seal

National_Zoo_Crocodile

National_Zoo_Porcupine

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On Friday, September, 21, 2018, I attended the New York Mets versus the Washington Nationals baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D. C. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets while Joe Ross started for the Nationals. Jacob deGrom pitched well over seven innings with one run on three hits with eight strikeouts. The Mets beat the Nationals with a score of 4 to 2. Below are some pictures I took during the game.

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On September 7, 2018, I walked around the National Mall in Washington D.C. and went inside some of the museums at the Smithsonian Institution including the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and National Museum of Natural History. Below are some pictures taken in Washington D.C. while outside and inside the museums.

Washington D.C. Mall Capital View

Trump International Hotel Washington DC

Washington Monument

Washington DC Capitol

National Museum of American History Washington Flag

National Museum of American History Baseball

National Museum of American History Congress

National Museum of American History Vote

National Museum of American History Barbara Bush Dress

National Museum of American History Melania Trump Dress

National Museum of American History Vietnam War

National Museum of American History World War II

National Museum of American History Park Forest Illinois

National Museum of American History Phillips 66

National Museum of American History Tesla AC Motor

National Museum of American History Patents

National Museum of American History Industry

National Museum of Natural History Jems

National Museum of Natural History Rocks

National Museum of Natural History Whale Turtle

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Rock Car

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Statue

National Air and Space Museum Hall

National Air and Space Museum Plane

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The Smithsonian permits still and video photography for noncommercial use only in its museums and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted, as indicated at https://www.si.edu/visit/security. All images above from inside the museums of the Smithsonian Institution are being used for noncommericial purposes. Refer to the disclaimer http://www.toddmccollough.com/policy-disclaimer/ for additional policies of this site.