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Awakenings: Washington Monument | This Day in History: December 6, 1884 The Washington Monument was constructed as a memorial to George Washington, the First President of the United States of America. On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a 555+ ft tower of white marble. Fifty flags surround the base of the Washington Monument symbolizing the 50 states of America. God bless America and all that she represents!

Standing Stones of Stenness Neolithic monument on the mainland of Orkney, Scotland. Just under a mile to the south of the Ring of Brodgar is another smaller neolithic stone monument. With links to Maeshowe (less than a mile to the east) and Skara Brae the sites are all contempory and date to about 3000BCE.

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Abraham Lincoln at Antietam | Defining Moments | Within Awakenings from Then 'til Now is reference to many defining moments embedded in America's history. Of course, to list all such moments in one volume is virtually impossible. Here are but a few with reflections from Awakenings poetry: Embrace the Past . . .

Vinnie Ream Hoxie In 1866, at the age of 18, Vinnie Ream was selected by the U.S. Congress to sculpt a memorial statue of President Abraham Lincoln. This made her the first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the United States government. Ream would later create sculptures of Samuel Jordan Kirkwood and Sequoyah for the National Statuary Hall Collection.