A few weeks ago, my family went to Washington, D.C. We visited the Capital building and got to sit in the gallery and watch the Senate discussing a bill. We also visited the Smithsonian Air and Space and American History museums. While we were in D.C., we saw plenty of impressive artwork and architecture, such as paintings, buildings, and statues. But some of my favorite sites were the monuments, especially the war memorials. It was exciting seeing them for the first time, and it meant a lot more than just reading about them.