Published at 10:37 AM EDT on Aug 16, 2018 | Updated at 11:20 AM EDT on Aug 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin was no stranger to Washington D.C. The Queen of Soul made numerous appearances in the nation's capital, from singing at the White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony to being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Franklin died Thursday at age 76. Take a look back at some of the moments she spent here.