Washington Monument Reopening Ceremony, 5/12/14




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Published on May 21, 2014

Mayor Vincent C. Gray; DC Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton; Fourth-graders from NE DC's Aiton E.S.; the Boy and Girl Choristers of Washington National Cathedral Choir; US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell; National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis; philanthropist David Rubenstein; National Mall & Memorial Parks Superintendent Bob Vogel; White House Counsel John Podesta; Caroline L. Cunningham, President, Trust for the National Mall; Master of Ceremonies Al Roker; American Idol winner Candice Glover; the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps; and the United States Navy Band gather on the southwest grounds of the Washington Monument to celebrate its grand reopening.

The 555-foot obelisk honoring America's first president is reopening to the public for the first time since August 23, 2011, when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake caused significant damage to the structure and forced its closure.

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