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... very interesting about this site was that once the Union occupied Robert E Lee's property during the war, they buried their dead in Mrs. Lee's rose garden. In the midst of a beautiful day, I had a heavy heart walking past thousands of tombstones of courageous men and women who served our country and made it what it is today. Afterward, we spent some time at the Holocaust Museum. After going through the museum, I knew this would be one ...
... talking about murder like it was nothing! This was definitely warranted murder, don't get me wrong, but they talked about it like they had snuck past their teachers to get out of detention.
The survivor testimony that really got me though was one given by a man who had survived the death marches. He had been 18, and had a young companion, only 10 years old. He talked about when they were just getting to know each other, the little boy had asked him, "What is ...
... reading a book. Even more exciting is that our group will get to take the underground tunnel system to the Congress Visitor Center. We've only been fortunate enough to take the Congress tour on one previous trip...it's pretty amazing to be in the building where American Senate and House of Representatives make decisions about the future of America. After the tour, the group returned to this dry snack room, complete with an ice cream vending machine to eat lunch ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial - The Congress in 1955 started looking for a designer who would capture "the character and work of FDR" for a memorial "that will do him the honor he deserves and transmit his image to future generations". In 1997 a design by Lawrence Halprin was excepted. The memorial is 4 outdoor rooms representing his 4 terms in office. Each with a water fall. The stone walls are lined with words he spoke. It is the only ...
... a new frock she could wear to the theatre in New York. We caught the Metro that has a stop under Macy's. If you're ever in Washington I can suggest you buy a 7 day Metro ticket. Makes getting around Washington easy. We were both tempted to buy some new gear there but as both our cases are already full we declined. On the other hand if Ann was here she would have just bought another suitcase from their luggage dept. Is that right Ken? By this time we were both feeling a bit ...
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