Sunday, December 28, 2014
Washington Cathedral honors President Woodrow Wilson
In honor of the birth of President Woodrow Wilson (Dec. 28, 1856- Feb. 3, 1924), members of the U.S. Armed Forces assisted in a wreath-laying ceremony December 28, 2014 at the president's tomb at the Washington National Cathedral. President Wilson is the only U.S. president buried in Washington, D.C. Here, the troops rehearse for the 10-minute ceremony which was attended by approximately 100 visitors and members of the Wilson family. President Wilson is buried under the arch at the opposite end, between the two wreaths on the columns/Photo by Patricia Leslie
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces are ready Dec, 28, 2014 for the wreath-laying ceremony to honor the 158th birthday of President Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The clergy arrive Dec, 28, 2014 for the wreath-laying ceremony at Washington National Cathedral in honor of the birthday of President Woodrow Wilson, the only U.S. president to earn a Ph.D. The president's second wife, Edith, is also buried at the Cathedral. His first wife, Ellen, is buried in a family plot in Rome, Georgia/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The Very Rev. Gary Hall, in white, said a short prayer at the wreath-laying ceremony at Washington National Cathedral to commemorate the December 28 birthday of President Woodrow Wilson/ At the end of the prayer, drums introduced "Taps," played by a trumpeter who stood, unseen, in the distance/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The clergy departs/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The wreath and floral tribute to President Woodrow Wilson whose birthday on December 28 is recognized every year at the Washington National Cathedral, according to a docent/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The card on the red, white, and blue bow is addressed to "The President."/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The angels herald President Woodrow Wilson's birthday on December 28 at Washington National Cathedral/Photo by Patricia Leslie
One of many 2014 creche scenes at Washington National Cathedral/Photo by Patricia Leslie
A Christmas floral display at Washington National Cathedral/Photo by Patricia Leslie
In a chapel to the west of the main altar at Washington National Cathedral/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The main altar at Washington National Cathedral/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The main altar and reredos at Washington National Cathedral/Photo by Patricia Leslie
At the altar in a chapel to the east of the main altar at Washington National Cathedral/Photo by Patricia Leslie
The nation's first president, George Washington, stands to the right of the main entrance at Washington National Cathedral. President Washington wore a red Christmas carnation or rose in his lapel, and removed his hat in honor of President Wilson. Lee Oscar Lawrie (1877-1963) was the sculptor/Photo by Patricia Leslie
What: Washington National Cathedral
When: Open daily, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. , Washington, D.C. 20016
Admission: No charge on Sundays. Other days: $10, adults; $6, students, seniors, active and retired military; free for children under age 5.
Free parking on Sundays
Metro stations: Tenleytown, Dupont Circle, or Woodley Park, and take a bus from there. See directions.
For more information: 202-537-6267
Extensive renovations and repairs underway, due to the August, 2011 earthquake.