National Mall

National Mall

Where History Resides, History Awaits

January 20, 2009, 8:07 am

Melanie Seim sits on a park bench along the great boulevard of American history, the National Mall.

The U.S. Capitol is on her right, decked out with massive American flags that hang like curtains over a stage. The Washington Monument is on her left, standing tall and glorious in the winter sun. And behind her sits the National Air and Space Museum, the chronicle of flight.