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The Jefferson Memorial, honoring one of our founding fathers, was dedicated on April 13th, 1943 by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Did you know: 6 Facts about the Jefferson Memorial
- The Jefferson Memorial is open 24 hours a day.
- Although the memorial building was finished in 1943, the statue of Jefferson was completed for another four years.
- The memorial was John Russel Pope.
- The statue inside was created by sculptor Rudolph Evans.
- The Declaration of Independence, as well as quotes, letters, etc from Jefferson can be found on the right panel.
- More than 2 million people per year visit the memorial.
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