DC Day Three - Veterans Day

There aren’t many times in our lives where the President has affected our daily planning. Today we had originally planned on visiting Arlington National Cemetery for Veterans Day, but once we heard that the President also planned to be there we decided not to go. We’re not huge fans so had no great wish to see him in person, nor did we want to fight with the added layers of security his presence would entail.

I had some work to catch up on and there were more mundane things like laundry that had to be done, so we took most of the day in laze-about-the-rv mode but this afternoon got our acts together and headed downtown to see the memorials lit up after dark. The nice thing is that this time of year you can get that view at 6:00PM, get some photos and still be home for a late dinner and 9:30 bedtime. I’m not sure during the summer we’d have the patience or endurance to stay up that late.

So again this post is mostly about the photos, but it was interesting to walk around the monuments and take note of the active military folks and the veterans. Some made their service evident by wearing their uniforms or related clothes and some were more subtle with a slight limp being the only indication of possible military action.

On this day we thank both “Grampa A” (Larrie Austin - Air Force) and “Grampa B” (Bob Boyink - Navy) for their service along with other vets. We appreciate you!

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Washington Memorial under repair

Washington Memorial under repair

Best Buddies

Best Buddies

A nice sunset lights up the Washington Memorial

A nice sunset lights up the Washington Memorial

Reflecting pool by the Korean Memorial

Reflecting pool by the Korean Memorial

Korean Memorial

Korean Memorial

Remember

Remember

Sometimes mistakes with the camera are interesting

Sometimes mistakes with the camera are interesting

Lincoln looks good at night

Lincoln looks good at night

The WWII Memorial at night

The WWII Memorial at night

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