Monday, February 6, 2012

Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial
With all of the political conversation happening with the upcoming Republican nomination, it seemed like a fitting time to show some pictures from a trip to Washington DC that hubby and I went on.
DC is a great city to visit. It was hubby's first time there so we hit up all the beautiful, awe inspiring monuments. It was a sweltering day and wearing flip flops for the miles of walking it entailed was troublesome but it was still magical because of all the history and pride that you can't help soaking in.
Spot where MLK Jr gave his famous speech. You have to pour water on it to make it stand out for a a picture (just to explain what that is in the image)

To me, Arlington National Cemetery is on of the most beautiful places. The rows of matching headstones for the soldiers is both overwhelming and powerful and shows the solidarity of those who fought for our country, even in death.

This is the Challenger monument, dedicated to the flight crew who died in its explosion. I was particularly touched by this event because Christa McAuliffe, the teacher and first civilian chosen to go into space, was from my hometown.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

When we were there, soldiers were adding flags to the headstones. It was extremely moving.

Washington Monument                 

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! I love DC. I remember when we went there in high-school for a temple trip. I have pictures of us striking funny poses on the grass in front of somewhere important.