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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Torch Has Been Passed to a New Generation of Americans (D.C. ~ Part I)

Our family has just returned from a week long trip to Washington D.C.. It was Nathan's, daddy's, and Nonnie's first trip to our nation's capital. Exploring D.C. is a moving, and at times, sobering experience. We were in awe of all of the sights, buildings, and attention to detail. Our sense of nationalism is off the charts! We're so proud to be Americans and live in the greatest country in the world!

Our trip began on an Amtrak train ~ Nathan's first official train ride!! Thanks Aunt Kathy for letting us use the iPad and for downloading Elmo and Barney video's! We arrived around dinner time, ate, and went to sleep! On our second day, we went sight-seeing on a mobile touring trolley. The trolley took us to any of 40 sights. We were able to get off and on as much as we'd like. It was so convenient, the bus dropped you off and picked you up every 20 minutes. Our first stop was Arlington National Cemetery. Our form of government, and the freedom it provides, would not be possible without the sacrifice of the men and women in uniform and their families. Therefore, it was fitting that we began there. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Eternal Flame Memorial, in honor of former United States President, John F. Kennedy. Guess where we went next? Here's a clue: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds."

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