UH-1N Iroquois helicopters from the 1ST Helicopter Squadron hover above the Jefferson Memorial as members of the squadron gather on the monument's steps to celebrate their record of 150,000 accident free flight hours
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
State: District Of Columbia(DC)
Country: United States Of America(USA)
Scene Camera Operator: Unknown
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Founding fathers wanted the United States to be a complete break from the past and English influences. Jefferson saw architecture as an artistic declaration that the United States was unique and not European. The inspirations for his architectural views were the classic civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The “Age of Reason” architects were drawn to the symmetry, clean lines and mathematical preciseness of Greek and Roman buildings. Jefferson probably had the largest architectural library in the United States.