As residents reflect a year after a , there are still repairs to be done to some of the more notable structures impacted by the Aug. 23, 2011 quake.
The Washington Monument and repairs—and fundraising to pay for them—are just north of Georgetown.
Patch will have coverage on both the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral later today.
Until then, we want to know: Where you were this day last year? Did you realize immediately it was an earthquake?
I was taking a phone call and trying to refill my SmarTrip card on an upper Metro platform. I thought I just lost my balance (a common occurrence) when I fell into the machine. I assumed the vibrating floor was just a train coming into the station below. Then, the emails started.
Your turn: tell us where you were in the comments.