I ended up going past the Marine War Memorial.
I eventually made my way to the Mount Vernon Trail which leads to a bridge that takes you to TR Island. The trail is popular for joggers and cyclists. It's very pretty.
For a sense of perspective, here is a picture I took from the trail. This is the back side of the Lincoln Memorial.
I finally made it to the bridge to the island and this is the view from the bridge.
Once on the island I made my way to see the man himself.
On my way back across the bridge I saw a turtle.