Full of confidence as they looked ahead to the 1940 elections, Republicans gathered on April 20 that year for a dinner at which they forecast victory in the coming presidential election. Among the attendees were (from left) Republican National Committee Chairman John Hamilton, Ohio Sen. Robert Taft, Connecticut Gov. Raymond Baldwin, Kansas Sen. Clyde M. Reed and Massachusetts Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr., the House Minority Leader.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.