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A Weary Traveler Revived - OU0858

 Replacement for a much favorited virtual that was recently archived at Groundspeak.

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 38° 53.380' W 77° 02.456' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > District of Columbia
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 26 June 2015
 Date Created: 26 June 2015
 Last Modified: 26 June 2015
 Waypoint: OU0858

 


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{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

This virtual will bring you to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis. 

The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 and was dedicated one month later on May 29. It is located on 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, and is flanked by the Washington Monument to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about visiting the memorial, accessibility, parking, directions, special events and other details, please visit the National Park Service web site for the memorial or call the Park Service at 202-208-3818.

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From the memorial's Welcome Stone...

HERE IN THE PRESENCE OF WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN, ONE THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FATHER AND THE OTHER THE NINETEENTH CENTURY PRESERVER OF OUR NATION, WE HONOR THOSE TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICANS WHO TOOK UP THE STRUGGLE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND MADE THE SACRIFICES TO PERPETUATE THE GIFT OUR FOREFATHERS ENTRUSTED TO US: 
 A NATION CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY AND JUSTICE.

And a quote from President Harry S Truman...

OUR DEBT TO THE HEROIC MEN AND VALIANT WOMEN IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY CAN NEVER BE REPAID. THEY HAVE EARNED OUR UNDYING GRATITUDE. AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES.

Logging Requirements: 

1) Visit the site in person.

2) At the given coords and just a bit away from the primary area of the memorial and in a spot most visitors won't see, you will find an inscription of someone the Germans, at one point, reportedly considered high-level Allied spy and who Stalin apparently found evidence of in a VIP bathroom in 1945 while at the Potsdam Conference.  You'll know it when you see it.  Next to the image, there is a 3 word phrase.  The Log Password is the first 2 words (no spaces and not case sensitive).  Enter the Log Password when logging your cache.

3) Post a respectful photo of you and / or your GPS at the memorial, but not giving away the information for requirement 2.

Enjoy your visit and remember all who paid the price for victory in the defense of liberty.

For reference, this cache is a replacement for "Last stop for a weary traveler" (GCK12J) by IceG8r which was archived June 22, 2015.


 

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Log Entries    {{found}} 4x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 05 June 2016 zepp914 Found it

We found the original cache not long before it was archived. We found 2 virtuals today that will probably be archived due to the owner being inactive. Get them before they are gone.

TFTC

1 31 March 2016 mermaldad Found it

Mermalmom and I have been having an excellent time visiting our nation's capital. Today we took a circuit of the Tidal Basin, visiting the memorials around it. This was our last stop of the day, and I had to pick up at least one cache! Thank you, mermalmom, for indulging my hobby!
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At the general cache area
At the general cache area

1 01 November 2015 Recommendation sfcchaz Found it

I participated in the Walk to Defeat ALS in Washington DC today with Ben's Buddies and the many members of that group including DudleyGrunt. DG had made me aware of this very worthy cause and I thought I could show some support during the event and the walk. It was a very nice day for the event and there were several thousand people there.

While there I took the opportunity to grab a few other geo-based items in the area. In the end I had 2 Terracaching locationless finds, 1 traditional Terracache find, 1 GPSgames.org Shutter Spot find, 1 Opencaching North America geocache find and 1 Groundspeak geocache find.

I'm giving a recommendation! Thanks for the fun.
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sfcchaz at the memorial.
sfcchaz at the memorial.

1 23 August 2015 Recommendation Mr.Yuck Found it

Wow, this was a great virtual. Could that be looked up on the internet? I don't think so. Unfortunately, it's been locked on Geocaching.com, no one is ever going to log it again. Except here. Great Memorial! I believe my father (WWII Vet who died in 2000) donated a couple hundred dollars when they were raising funds in the 90's. Thanks!
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Fountain in Memorial
Fountain in Memorial