I have always enjoyed visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.  I have visited the memorial on several occasions and it never gets old.  I am always impressed and overwhelmed with the sacrifice that was made by so many people around the world to see that tyranny and oppression was stamped out.  However, this memorial is dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II.  The… Read More

What better way to spend your July 4th weekend than by taking pictures of the military memorials scattered throughout Washington, D.C.  This weekend I got off my rear and put my camera in high gear.  I paid a visit to the U.S. Air Force memorial in Arlington, Virginia.  I have driven by this memorial for years and I always wanted to stop.  Thank goodness I finally decided to choose this memorial for… Read More

This past weekend I decided to get off my rear and start hiking again.  A good friend suggested that I should visit the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C.  I could not have picked a better place to restart my blog and share a bit of local history.  The Monastery is an absolute gem.  I felt as if I was in a cathedral in Europe.  However, before I continue to discuss the beauty… Read More

A large but little known monument in Arlington, Virginia is the The Netherlands Carillon.  It’s situated near the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington Cemetery.  The Carillon is a gift from the Dutch government to the American people in appreciation for help during World War II.  I was impressed with the size of the monument and what it represents.  A lot of emphases goes to what the Americans did for France during World… Read More

Many people visit the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia and are impressed with the sacrifice these men made during World War II.  Tourist bus in, take snap shots, and then go on their way to the next important monument.  However, it’s important to take the time and find out who these men are.  They are not just statues, but they represent real men.  I live in Arlington, Virginia where the memorial… Read More