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“The maintenance backlog for DC’s public spaces administered by the National Park Service has gotten so lengthy, it would cost $1.195 billion to bring everything up to date. But there’s little chance of that happening when the parks budget has been slashed over the last five years, leaving some of …

In the shadow of the DC Court of Appeals (or the National Building Museum, depending on the time of day) is a tribute so subtle, you might mistake it for a simple park. Three acres of space lined with cube-trimmed trees at Judiciary Square hold two rows of curving marble walls. Fierce adult lions and small lion cubs are perched atop these walls. The lions are a reference to the image in this quote from Proverbs, which is written in stone beneath one of the bronze cats: “The wicked flee when no man pursueth but the righteous are bold as a lion .” On those stone walls, the names of 19,660 fallen law enforcement officers are carved.

As April comes to a close we take a look back at our wonderful FamousDC Flickr Group. The photos in this group always make us appreciate living in DC and are the best part of many of posts. Go check it out, and feel free to submit your own images of the District.

In honor of May being Military Appreciation month. The WWII Memorial, by Mike Lurie

As a tribute to the tenth anniversary of September 11, FamousDC asked readers to submit photos of flags from across the district. Below are the amazing results. Thank you for making this post possible while we remember 9/11. Firehouse at 1018 13th Street Northwest by Bret Manley. Find more of Manley’s photos …