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... D.C. for the last time. We went to the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial. We stood on the spot where Martin Luther King delivered his "I have a dream" speech 50 years ago. I had chills looking out over the reflecting pool and imagining the 250,000 people that crammed into the area to hear that speech.
After the Lincoln Memorial we visited the two war memorials. There was ...
... University. That night we had dinner at Applebee's so nothing special there, but then we went into the city and did an illumination walking tour of all the monuments - all the important buildings. Saw the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, War Memorial and a few other little things. It was all beautiful - well lit, pretty, designed to be viewed at night. Down side was it was soooooo BUSY - people every where! Travel tip - never go to the capital ...
... buried here - Just being in the armed forces isn't enough! You need to either be a President, were killed / wounded in action, Earned a high military award, served a full military term, retire on a full pension, be the spouse / child of someone buried here, or be approved by Congress. Today the flag was flying at half mast, which meant there were burials at the cemetery. They average 25-30 burials day. This is also where JFK and many members of the Kennedy family ...
... purchased several souvenirs including tee shirts for each of us. Mine has one of my favorite quotes of Jefferson as written to John Adams, "I cannot live without books." I also splurged on a copy of The Jefferson Bible which I had learned about in a Bible study this past year. Apparently Jefferson formed it using only the teachings of Jesus, believing those to be the purest part of the Bible. After reading at least ...
... back on the trolley bus and headed up to Arlington House which is located on top of a hill and has one of the best views looking back to Washington DC. You also get a good view of the Pentagon which was where I was headed next.
My final stop was back at the Visitors Centre where I had to ask where the US Marine Corps War Memorial was located. It was a 15 minute walk away so I got to stepping.
Now the Marine Corps Memorial (also known as the ...
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