Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Honor, Power, Praise - Easter Sunday, Arlington National Cemetery - 04.04.10

During the planning for our visit to Washington DC, Melissa and I made a list of the sites, museums, and landmarks that we wanted to see and visit.  One of the many popular places to visit while in Washington DC is Arlington National Cemetery.  One of the most popular and best known national cemeteries in the United States, Arlington National is the final resting place for more than 320,000 servicemen and their family members.  All who are remembered here have one thing in common: service to their country.

During our visit, I found it fitting to visit Arlington National on Easter Sunday.  Melissa and I found ourselves 3,000 miles away and were unable to celebrate it with our own families.  While I may never know anyone that is buried at Arlington National, I felt honored to be able to share and celebrate Easter Sunday with Melissa in such a sacred place.  After all, we were able to celebrate Easter Sunday, our vacation, our freedom to walk these grounds because of the very people that are buried here.  These brave servicemen sacrificed their very own lives for our freedom and for that I/we are deeply honored.

Here are some images I captured during our visit...enjoy!

President John F. Kennedy gravesite and the Eternal Flame
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View of Washington DC from the Kennedy Gravesite
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Senator Robert F. Kennedy gravesite
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Gravesite of the late Senator Ted Kennedy
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Memorial for the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Columbia
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Memorial for the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Challenger
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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1 comments:

Mayra April 22, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

Great post...the last image is very compelling.

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