Hello, and I hope you are all doing well on this WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! I want to go back a few days to recap my interesting weekend in D.C. We went to a travel show featuring many different places and cultures. It was so exciting to take part in this and we even went on a virtual reality ride. If you get seasick, I do not recommend it! We took a nice walk back to the Metro and I wanted to share this little history lesson I researched once we got back home.

The first statue we saw was the Samuel Gompers Memorial.  It is a bronze statue and it is also listed in the National Register of Historic places.  You can find it at the intersetion of 10th Street, L Street, and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington.

Mr. Gompers was born in England and later became the American Labor Union Leader.  He founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and served as its president from 1886 to 1895.  This span of time made him the first and longerst serving president of the AFL.

He was a proponent for collective barganing, orgnization, and shorter hours for workers among many other things.

So now you have a history lesson and a beautiful piece of craftsmanship to visit whenever you would like!

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