Latest National Mall Stories

2014-05-22 12:21:54

Congressman Mike Rogers to provide keynote remarks at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for annual ceremony May 26 at 1:00 p.m. WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the National Park Service will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony to pay tribute to members of America's armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and in all conflicts. The event will be held at The Wall on Monday, May 26, at 1:00 p.m. and is...

2014-05-21 16:26:50

Bike4Alz Hopes to Raise $100,000 for Research CLARKSBURG, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 24, 12 fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University will leave from Oceanside, CA on a coast-to-coast bike ride--Bike4Alz--to raise money for the BrightFocus Foundation's Alzheimer's Disease Research program. Their goal: to raise $100,000 for research to help find a cure for Alzheimer's. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90042 Ten bike riders and two drivers, all...

2014-05-20 12:22:43

The names of American service members who have died in the line of duty since 9/11 to be read aloud on Saturday WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, the names of the nearly 7,000 American service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty since the attack on 9/11 will be read on the National Mall. Americans from across the nation will join together on Saturday, May 24, 2014 to read the names of these heroes in the order they...

2014-04-04 23:01:09

Virtually visit this National Park Service Memorial on the National Mall. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Visitors will flock to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC today to pay their respects to Dr. King and reflect on his powerful messages. EarthCam invites people around the world to remember the work of MLK with its new high definition webcam at the memorial, delivering an eye-to-eye perspective for a unique viewing experience. In...

2014-04-02 23:25:03

Over 400 attendees expected in flash mob-like Mp3 Experiment for Demand Success 2014 pre-conference event Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, today announced that Demand Success 2014 is sponsoring an Mp3 Experiment that is free and open to the public on the National Mall between 6th and 7th Streets in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EST. This family...

2014-03-03 12:24:15

Opening May 3, "An American in London: Whistler and the Thames" is First Major Exhibition of Whistler's Influential Early London Period WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "An American in London: Whistler and the Thames," opening May 3 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, is the first major exhibition ever devoted to American artist James McNeill Whistler's early period in London, and it is the largest U.S. display of his work in almost 20 years. The...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.