May 21, 2020
Sidney Dillon Ripley was a spy during WWII as part of the OSS (yes, he knew Julia Child). But mostly he used his time in the OSS to travel and collect bird specimens. This came in handy when he was appointed as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
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May 17, 2020
Connections in history and between historical figures is one of the things that interest us most. Join us as we tell a story of a hidden and fascinating connection between two of the most fascinating characters in world war 2. You’ll be surprised where this story ends up!
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This episode is part of our WWII Series, #WWII75FTBF where we commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, May 8, 2020.
May 10, 2020
We decided we can call it a new memorial even though its not officially open or dedicated yet. The dedication of DC's newest memorial has been postponed to September 17th, 2020 but it is nearly completed so we took a quick sneak peak.
Dan and Becca talk about the DRAMA leading up to this memorial and its design.
For a look at the video Dan took while visiting the memorial on his daily walk, check out our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/freetoursbyfoothq.
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May 8, 2020
May 8th is the 75th Anniversary of Victory Europe Day (VE Day) which ended WWII in the Atlantic Theatre. It is also Harry S Truman's, who was President of the US at the time, and Becca's, who wasn't born yet, birthdays!
Becca and Rebecca chat about President Truman in this episode in honor of his birthday.
All month long we're releasing WWII related content in honor of this anniversary using #WWII75FTBF on our Facebook (/freetoursbyfoothq) and Instagram (@freetoursbyfoot) accounts.
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May 3, 2020
Our highlight mini-sode this week focuses on the Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II, sometimes called the Japanese Internment Memorial.
Rebecca shares with us more information about why you should visit this hidden gem between the US Capitol and Union Station.
All May 2020 we are focusing on WWII sites and historical figures as part of our #WWII75FTBF celebration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on May 8th.
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April 30, 2020
May 8, 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, so we're focusing on WWII figures and sites for the entire month across all platforms using #WWII75FTBF.
Dan and Rebecca share a bit more about this larger than life figure.
You can see the statue outside the British Embassy on our Embassy Row Tour: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/embassy-row/#tours
April 26, 2020
On this bonus episode about hidden sites in DC, the Lincoln Emancipation Memorial is one of the most fascinating statues in Washington, not only for what it represented when it was created but for how the perceptions of the statue have evolved over time. Join us to hear about this unique and controversial gem.
April 19, 2020
Don't feel bad if you have no idea who George Mason is, most people don't - but you probably are familiar with the works he inspired. He has an oft forgotten memorial on the Tidal Basin, not far from the Jefferson Memorial, that we visit on our National Mall and Tidal Basin walking tour!
National Mall & Tidal Basin Tour: https://freetoursbyfoot.com/washington-dc-tours/walking-tours/all-in-one/