A Weekend in Washington DC 

With yesterday being Veterans Day, I was reminded of a wonderful opportunity I had recently…

My sister, Monica, asked me to take a spontaneous trip with her a couple months ago.  I was working a trip to LA and she was going to return to Philadelphia with me.  When we landed, she’d decide where we’d go, based on available seats, of course. 

One of the first places I ever visited on the east coast was Washington DC.  It was such a moving experience.  As a citizen of this beautiful country, it was always a dream of mine to see our Nation’s Capital.  So, when my sister chose it as her weekend destination, I was excited to return there with her.  

Our first day in the city was dedicated to The Smithosian Museums and since we were indoors, I didn’t take too many photos.   Our second day, however, was spent outdoors, exploring the monuments and memorials.  Here are some shots from out time together. I hope you enjoy them. 

 

Our first stop was the Arlington National Cemetery, where we witnessed the Changing of the Guards ceremony.

 
 

“The best view in DC,” according to our tour guide, is from this point – outside of the Arlington House – the Robert E. Lee Memorial.

 

I’ve always wanted a picture in front of this…

 

The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)


 

We passed this during our walk back into the city.

     

The Washington Monument


  

One of the few photos I have with my sister from this trip.

  
 

The World War II Memorial


 

Korean War Veterans Memorial

  
 

Walking to the Lincoln Memorial…

 
 

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

 

One of the most moving places for me to stand – outside of the Lincoln Memorial.

I’d like to say “Thank you,” to all of our brave men & women who serve & have served in the U.S. Military.  You are all heroes.

I hope you all had a Happy Veterans Day! 

 

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