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Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States of America, is visited by Forrest Gump several times, often in the context of meeting US Presidents.

Meeting John F. Kennedy

Forrest travels to Washington D.C. when he is declared an All-American Football Player, and meets John F. Kennedy.

Meeting Lyndon B. Johnson

The most prominent visit to the Capital occurred after Lyndon B. Johnson issued Forrest Gump the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War rally

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After receiving the medal, Forrest unwittingly found himself brushed into a tremendous rally against the war, where he spoke and was reunited with Jenny Curran.

Meeting Richard Nixon

For his proficiency in ping-pong which helped to better diplomatic relations with China, Forrest was congratulated by Richard Nixon. Nixon invites Forrest to stay at the Watergate Hotel, where Forrest unwittingly uncovered the infamous break-in.

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