This was taken on our trip to Washington DC in April of this year (one of my absolute favorite places to visit!). I'm standing in front of the Washington Monument. Here is a full picture of the monument:
The reason I love DC so much is because of this country's rich history and heritage. For example, did you know that on the east facing portion at the top of this monument are the words "Laus Deo" which mean "Praise be to God". I think it's only fitting that this phrase is what greets the sun rise each morning.
Here's one more picture (this one I took in 2007). This is a reflection of the Washington Monument in one wall of the Vietnam memorial: