In case you are unfamiliar, a fanlisting is exactly what it sounds like: a collective of people from across
the world who share an interest in a similar subject. By joining a fanlisting, you are adding your name to
a worldwide registry of people with a shared interest. You can learn more about fanlistings by visiting
Established as a National Park in 1965, the National Mall & Memorial Parks is the unit of the National
Park Service that includes some of America's most recognizable and beloved sites, including:
- African American Civil War Memorial
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- National Mall
- National World War II Memorial
- Smithsonian Institution
- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
- United States Capitol
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Washington Monument
- World War II Memorial
According to the National Park Service, the National Mall & Memorial Parks provide "ample opportunities to
commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; [and] celebrate the
United States' commitment to freedom and equality." Each year, about 1.5 million tourists visit the
National Mall & Memorial Parks to see for themselves some of the most enduring symbols of American history
The sites not only celebrate history, but also have served as places where history has been made in many
ways since they were created. The National Mall, for example, was the site of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, the Vietnam War Moratorium Rally in 1969, and the massive March
for Women's Lives in 2004. It is also the site of the annual July 4 Capitol Fourth fireworks display and
other major events throughout the year. The Lincoln Memorial was the site of Marian Anderson's defiant
performance of "God Bless America" in 1939, and the Jefferson Memorial is home to the annual National
Cherry Blossom Festival.
Perhaps most importantly, the Mall is also home to each presidential inauguration, with the president-elect
being sworn in before the Capitol and the onlookers stretching back towards the Lincoln Memorial. The 2009
inauguration of President Barack Obama was likely the largest event ever held on the National Mall, with an
estimated three million people in attendance.
Joining American Treasures, the National Mall & Memorial Parks fanlisting, is quite simple. There are only
1) You must submit your name (no silly nicknames), e-mail address, and
2) Websites will only be listed if a link, text or image, is displayed.
3) Websites with illegal content will not be listed.
If you are ready to join, please obtain a code for your website (if applicable) and join here.
To view the list of American Treasures members, click here.
For more information on the National Mall & Memorial Parks, visit any of the following websites:
If you would like a National Mall icon to use on LiveJournal or any other website that allows for
100x100 icons, feel free to use one of the following. Credit must
be given to this website
(give the URL) or LiveJournal user "beginning," and all files must be uploaded to a server of
If you are interested in affiliating with American Treasures, the National Mall & Memorial Parks
fanlisting, please feel free to e-mail me.
Please note that I will only accept requests to affiliate with related fanlistings, or those for other
specific parks, museums, and historical sites.