A few weeks ago my mom and I took a day trip to Washington, D.C. I had a list of historical/military things I either wanted to see again, or see for the first time.
It had been at least four years since I'd been to the Arlington National Cemetery. I definitely didn't appreciate the significance of it four years ago as I did this time.
It was my first time seeing the United States Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington. Having just recently watched Flags of our Fathers and seeing the monument on February 20th, just a day after the battle of Iwo Jima began 72 years ago, made it all the more meaningful.
It was my first time seeing the 9/11 Pentagon memorial.
And it was my first time seeing the Air Force Memorial in Arlington.
What we were unable to cry and shriek out to the world we buried in the ground. I would love to see the moment in which the great treasure will be dug up and scream the truth at the world. So the world may know …. We would be the fathers, the teachers and educators of the future. May the treasure fall into good hands, may it last into better times, may it alarm and alert the world to what happened in the twentieth century. May history attest for us.” —Dawid Graber, age 19, August 2, 1942, Warsaw Ghetto
One of the guns used in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ... after doing so much research on the uprising, it's surreal to see one of the actual weapons.
Another place I wanted to see again was the National WWII Memorial. I'd love to go back with Honor Flight one of these days.
Have you ever been to D.C.? What are your favorite museums/memorials?
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