Monday, April 29, 2013

Arlington National Cemetery

 My photo didn't quite turn out but the inscription reads Here Rests in Honored Glory An American Soldier Known but to God.

 The JFK Gravesite

 The Robert E Lee House

Yesterday we took the boys to Arlington National Cemetery. It is such a beautiful place despite the incredibly humbling feeling you get when you look out in every direction as far as the eye can see and see grave stones of heroes who died for our freedom. Nick has learned a lot about Robert E Lee this year in Virginia history so it was nice to reinforce that by seeing his house on top of the hill. I still am blown away by the Tomb of the Unknowns every time I see it. We were there while the church bells rang and I swear I could have cried it was so peaceful and sovereign. Aidan wasn't a happy camper with all the walking but we all survived and hopefully we instilled another layer of understanding and respect in our children. Hoping to continue to cross off a few more sight seeing items off our list before we leave DC.

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