Friday, October 29, 2010

The War Walls

After the White House we went back to the parking garage and got our cameras and bags to haul around.
We went to the walls. The first one was The World War II Memorial. The reverence there was over whelming. Knowing that Pop Pop Walter and Grandpa Richardson served in this war and survived gave me so much love and respect for this place. It was absolutely beautiful!

 Each State is represented on the raised pillars. Wise words are etched on all of the walls.
 This is the Korean War Memorial. The Statues are white, and I am told it is haunting to see at night. Each statue is lit up at night, looking like ghosts.
 The wall is etched with faces from every branch of the military.
 At the Vietnam Wall, the names are over whelming.

 Someone left a note to a friend.

Brings tears to the eyes knowing how many men have served and given their lives for our freedom and to help others achieve what we have. To them I can truly see our Lord saying, "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

Thursday, October 28, 2010

We, Analia, Janae and Val, had the opportunity to tour the White house while we were in D.C. It took us a couple months just to say we could go and then we had to have a back ground check. They knew more about me than I know about myself! We could only take our Drivers licences and a turned off cell phone in with us.
There is so much wonderful history in that building. The Rooms are much smaller than I thought they would be.
Before it was time to go in, we walked around the block. The first Picture is the back of the White house. We even saw the presidential garden. It was beautiful!

This next picture is after the tour and we come out the front. The guard saw us taking pictures with our phones and asked us to stop and move along. Yikes!

This last picture is taken back at the street, through the fence.
The weather was so nice while we were there. We were hoping to be there when the leaves were changing. But like everywhere else, fall was late.