Every year, the National Mall hosts over 25 million visitors. Just this past weekend, I was one of them. I asked my friend on her first visit to the CapitalCity, What do you want to see? She answered, the Mall, of course.
The National Mall is our country’s most visited national park, a two-mile stretch of land between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial where the American Spirit is celebrated and democracy honored.
But 25 million people bring lots of wear and tear. Weeds grow, waters are polluted. Steps crumble and sidewalks crack. The seawall around the TidalBasin floods twice daily, jeopardizing the Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials, and the historic cherry blossom trees.
Which is where the Trust for the National Mall comes in. Dedicated to restoring, improving and preserving the national mall, the Trust supports the National Park Service and funds an endowment to ensure the future of this historic site.
On May 4, 2013, you have a chance to support the Trust’s efforts and ensure the National Mall is a place generation to come will enjoy all while having an experience like no other.
Simply put, Ball on the Mall is the party of the year. This black-tie gala has raised more than $2 million for the restoration and improvement of the National Mall. Hosted in a spectacular tent with the monuments and moonlight as the backdrop, the Ball features dancing, entertainment, and grand views of the Capitol and WashingtonMonument.
This year’s fifth anniversary ball promises to be one of the most spectacular to date. Tickets are going quickly, so make sure to purchase yours at nationalmall.org/ball today.
Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki McMillan is a part time photographer; full time Red Crosser and 24/7 big sister to fellow puncher Lindsey. She loves travel, puppy kisses (especially from her own, ichabob) and invites to bourbon-orientated events.