4th July at the National Mall [#25]
Happy 4th July! For America’s birthday, Washingtonians wear their red, white and blue and fill the rooftop bars to watch the fireworks display. Visitors will hardly find a greater show of patriotism in the country, but how ironic is it that in this celebration of independence, Washington residents still struggle to make their voices heard in Congress. Statehood might sound like a distant dream, but in times of this heated presidential election year, the struggle is more relevant than ever.