War, Sacrafice, Peace and Patriotism


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Published: November 17th 2008
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Included here are photos from various trips into DC to visit the monuments, including a journey to the top of the Washington Monument, as well as a tour of the Fort Meade Tank Museum, and our attendance to the September 11th Memorial Dedication ceremony at the Pentagon.

There are two pages of photos and the quote across the top of the page is displayed within the Washington Monument.


Additional photos below
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Pentagon Memorial CeremonyPentagon Memorial Ceremony
Pentagon Memorial Ceremony

Detail of the Healing Field of 3000 American flags to represent the victims of 9/11.
Vietnam Women's MemorialVietnam Women's Memorial
Vietnam Women's Memorial

The first monument in DC to be dedicated to women in the service.
The Korean War MemorialThe Korean War Memorial
The Korean War Memorial

This monument wasn't finished until 42 years after the war.
Lincoln MemorialLincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial

The detail in this larger-than-life statue is incredible.
View From the Back of the Lincoln MemorialView From the Back of the Lincoln Memorial
View From the Back of the Lincoln Memorial

Photo taken from the Lincoln Memorial in DC (that would be the Union) and looking into Virginia and Arlington (which would be the Confederacy).
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt MemorialThe Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

I'm using the photo my mom took with me posing by Fala because it shows the size of this part of the monument.
Here We Mark the Price of FreedomHere We Mark the Price of Freedom
Here We Mark the Price of Freedom

These 4,000 gold stars within the WWII Memorial signify the 400,000 people who lost their lives in the war.
Tank MuseumTank Museum
Tank Museum

The Mark VIII. Tanks used in the 1920s and 1930s. This is the only one still in original condition.
Tank MuseumTank Museum
Tank Museum

The Mark VIII again.
Pentagon Memorial CeremonyPentagon Memorial Ceremony
Pentagon Memorial Ceremony

Near the Healing Field set up in the parking lot of the Pentagon.
Pentagon Memorial CeremonyPentagon Memorial Ceremony
Pentagon Memorial Ceremony

Healing Field from above.


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