I sat on the steps one day for an hour, and saw all the colors of the rainbow in just a few moments.
I saw an African-American family posing for pictures underneath the statue of Lincoln.
I saw an elderly Muslim couple hobble up the steps and study the words of the Gettysburg Address.
I saw a lady from Liberia proudly posing with her son, a naturalized citizen and her grandson, a first-generation American citizen.
Many people make a visit to the Memorial and don't know that there is a historical exhibit underneath the Memorial (along with a set of public bathrooms that are often overlooked!). Enter through a door to the left on the main staircase--it's a well-done exhibit that you don't want to miss.