First Lady Melania Trump Cuts Ribbon at Washington Monument

First lady Melania Trump participated in a ribbon cutting to reopen the Washington Monument, Thursday, September 19, after a three-year closure.

The Washington Monument is reopening to the public after years of closure to replace its aging elevator and security system. First lady Melania Trump helped with the ribbon-cutting ceremony and took a ceremonial first ride to the top of the monument with fourth-graders from nearby Amidon-Bowen Elementary School.