1/18© Elan FleisherStart on Pennsylvania Avenue with a bright and early Hail to the Chief. 2/18© Sarah BournHead down the hill to the National Mall and do a lap round the nation’s favorite obelisk. 3/18© ShutterstockBe awed by the vast geopolitical scale of the Second World War. 4/18© ShutterstockFind Faith, Hope and Charity in Constitution Gardens. 5/18Stop for a while and lose yourself in your thoughts—everyone does—when confronted by the human cost. 6/18© ShutterstockMove along now, past Frederick Hart's affecting sculpture. 7/18© Sarah BournRead the words, get a lump in your throat, feel better. 8/18© Sarah BournGlance back on three great American icons aligned. 9/18© Sarah BournJoin the ranks of Frank Gaylord's disconcerting depiction of a multinational squad on patrol. 10/18They will stay with you for a while… 11/18© Sarah BournHead into West Potomac Park, past the District’s tribute to those who gave their lives in World War I. 12/18Skirt the the Potomac’s Tidal Basin to pay your respects at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial. 13/18© ShutterstockFollow FDR through the 20th century’s crisis decades, in the tableaux of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. 14/18© ShutterstockCross over into East Potomac Park to meet a Founding Father, or two… 15/18© Elan FleisherCommemorating the Third President in his own favored architectural style, John Russell Pope’s Jefferson Memorial is a neoclassical masterpiece in a town full of neoclassical icons. 16/18© ShutterstockCross the Potomac on Ohio Drive towards the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 17/18© ShutterstockAnd a leisurely stroll up the National Mall completes your monumental circuit.