Sheraton Tysons Hotel
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... In addition there are some statues that have been commissioned by congress, such as the one of Rosa Parks who was a civil rights campaigner. Rosa Parks is also the only woman to have been given the honour of lying in state in the Rotunda after her death. In the visitors' centre there is the original plaster model of the Statue of Freedom that, cast in bronze, sits on a platform on top of the rotunda dome. The interior of the dome is currently being restored so the painting on ...
Arlington National Cemetery was our first stop today. It really is an amazing place with over 600,000 graves including JFK, Jackie, their 2 day old son Patrick and a daughter who was stillborn - their plot is the site of the eternal flame.
Then there is the Tomb of the Unknowns which has the remains of men from WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. It is guarded 24 hours ...
... pulled up exactly as I got back - great timing! Off to lunch at a slightly disappointing Mexican restaurant before walking BACK into the city again, retracing my morning steps and then extending them to take in the Washington monument, Lincoln Memorial and The White House before then finding a bar for Happy Hour. As I had, by this time, spent almost the whole day walking, I wimped out after just knew beer and left C and J in town and caught the subway most of the way back ...
... forces. The pictures probably speak for themselves but we were particularly touched by the wall of stars, each one representing one hundred dead (3), the Vietnam Memorial with every killed American soldier’s name inscribed(4) and the Korean war memorial that had an eery quality in the snow (5). You can’t walk away from the National Mall without seeing that the American’s certainly know how to honour their war dead, at the same time you can’t walk away ...
... That was pretty cool. We also got to see a senator and 3 high ranking military command officers put a wreath on the tomb. That was an interesting addition. We headed back to our hotel for a nap and some food. Tomorrow we go to the State Dept. and tour the Diplomatic Reception rooms. These rooms are used for State Dept. ceremonies, signings, and for visiting dignitaries. ...