March for Our Lives, New Monument Proposal, Ban on Recreation, Visionary Architect Moore, Called to the Mall stories, W. Kent Cooper and Cherry Blossom Quiz

Dear Friends of the National Mall,

Take our Cherry Blossom quiz, read thoughtful essays by DC schoolchildren about what the Mall means to them, learn about troubling new restrictions on recreational uses of the Mall, and more, in this National Mall Coalition newsletter update.

The National Mall is our stage for American democracy. The Mall belongs to all of us. Let us know if you have topics of interest and concern we should include in our outreach to the public.

Top stories:

Arthur Cotton Moore lead story.

Arthur Cotton Moore – Washington’s Visionary Architect

Renowned local architect and Coalition board member Arthur Cotton Moore is featured in new articles from the Washingtonian and Washington Business Journal. — READ MORE


The crowd at the National Mall taking part in the March for Our Lives (Photograph by Thomas F. King)

‘March for Our Lives’ Takes Center Stage on the National Mall

Thomas F. King, cultural anthropologist, and historic preservation consultant, looks at the recent “March for Our Lives” event on the National Mall calling for an end to gun violence. — READ MORE


W. Kent Cooper

The National Mall Has Lost a Friend in W. Kent Cooper

The National Mall Coalition mourned the passing of longtime board member W. Kent Cooper, FAIA (1926 – 2018). — READ MORE


Clockwise: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the District of Columbia War Memorial. (Courtesy Library of Congress and Department of Defense)

New Monument Proposed on the Mall to Honor Veterans of the Global War on Terror

Gordon Binder looks at the proposal for a memorial to honor veterans who served in the Global War on Terror.. — READ MORE


Sports and exercising on the National Mall featuring members of DC Fray in action. Outdoor leagues include flag football, softball, volleyball, bicycling, soccer and yoga. (Photographs courtesy of DC Fray)

For Today’s National Park Service, It Appears the Health of Lawn Grass Wins Out Over Recreation and Health Benefits for Washingtonians

Judy Scott Feldman comments on the National Park Service has announcing plans to ban all recreational sports on the Mall starting in 2018. — READ MORE


Called to the Mall: An Anthology of Stories about the National Mall

Read Stories About the National Mall Written by Children

“Called to the Mall” is an anthology of original essays and graphics about the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by Washington area public school students and adults. — READ MORE


Cherry blossoms

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Cherry Blossoms on the National Mall?

It’s never too late to learn about the cherry blossoms and the springtime festival held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. every year. — READ MORE

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