Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Fools Day Arlington Cemetery

We decided to start with Arlington Cemetery and then walk to Iwo Jima monument.  Well, if you don’t know it, Arlington is HUGE!  I mean huge.  And then when you are given wrong directions to the monument – sheesh!  But it is a really moving place.

04-01-14 DC 0104-01-14 DC 0204-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0104-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0204-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0404-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 06Some kind of Magnolia and boy do they smell good!04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 07John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and two infant children.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0904-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 1004-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 11Arlington House04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 13Robert Kennedy.  Ted Kennedy was not far from this grave but I did not get a picture of it.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 14And lots more…04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 15Arlington House has a free tour and in this free tour they let you take pictures INSIDE!  And it is a beautiful house.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 16View from Arlington House.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 1704-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2104-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2304-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 24This was one mural painted by the owner,04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2504-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2704-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2804-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2904-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3004-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 32I just love the bed warmer on the the bed.  So historical.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3304-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3504-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3704-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 39Changing of the guard.  Now this was very very moving and really impressive.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4204-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4504-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4604-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 47Taps. Wow!04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4804-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 49Women in Military Service Memorial04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 50We saw three or four funerals in the very short time we were there.  This obviously was a Navy veteran.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 51

From the cemetery we went to the Iwo Jima Monument. Long walk but so worth it.

04-01-14 Iwo Jima 0204-01-14 Iwo Jima 04The faces were really awesome.04-01-14 Iwo Jima 0604-01-14 Iwo Jima 0704-01-14 Iwo Jima 08This plaque tells who each one of the six soldiers were and which service.04-01-14 Iwo Jima 0904-01-14 Iwo Jima 1004-01-14 Iwo Jima 1104-01-14 Iwo Jima 1204-01-14 Iwo Jima 1304-01-14 Iwo Jima 14Ross really wanted the boys to know that the man on the back was Ira Hayes since he has told them the story of the song sung by Johnny Cash.  04-01-14 Iwo Jima 15

Slowly but surely catching up.  More later…

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April Fools Day Arlington Cemetery

We decided to start with Arlington Cemetery and then walk to Iwo Jima monument.  Well, if you don’t know it, Arlington is HUGE!  I mean huge.  And then when you are given wrong directions to the monument – sheesh!  But it is a really moving place.

04-01-14 DC 0104-01-14 DC 0204-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0104-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0204-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0404-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 06Some kind of Magnolia and boy do they smell good!04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 07John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and two infant children.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 0904-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 1004-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 11Arlington House04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 13Robert Kennedy.  Ted Kennedy was not far from this grave but I did not get a picture of it.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 14And lots more…04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 15Arlington House has a free tour and in this free tour they let you take pictures INSIDE!  And it is a beautiful house.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 16View from Arlington House.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 1704-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2104-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2304-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 24This was one mural painted by the owner,04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2504-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2704-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2804-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 2904-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3004-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 32I just love the bed warmer on the the bed.  So historical.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3304-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3504-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 3704-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 39Changing of the guard.  Now this was very very moving and really impressive.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4204-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4504-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4604-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 47Taps. Wow!04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 4804-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 49Women in Military Service Memorial04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 50We saw three or four funerals in the very short time we were there.  This obviously was a Navy veteran.04-01-14 Arlington WWII mon 51

From the cemetery we went to the Iwo Jima Monument. Long walk but so worth it.

04-01-14 Iwo Jima 0204-01-14 Iwo Jima 04The faces were really awesome.04-01-14 Iwo Jima 0604-01-14 Iwo Jima 0704-01-14 Iwo Jima 08This plaque tells who each one of the six soldiers were and which service.04-01-14 Iwo Jima 0904-01-14 Iwo Jima 1004-01-14 Iwo Jima 1104-01-14 Iwo Jima 1204-01-14 Iwo Jima 1304-01-14 Iwo Jima 14Ross really wanted the boys to know that the man on the back was Ira Hayes since he has told them the story of the song sung by Johnny Cash.  04-01-14 Iwo Jima 15

Slowly but surely catching up.  More later…

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