Monday, October 19, 2015

DAY FOUR - Newseum

Exhibit of Pulitzer Prize winning photos. Always a moving experience.

Two medical workers carry an Ebola victim.

Coverage of Ferguson wins a Pulitzer.

Interactive poll...A year after Ferguson, have protests against police violence made a difference?

Interactive poll..Should the news media avoid naming the perpetrators of mass shootings?

9/11 exhibit featuring a piece of radio tower from top of World Trade Center.

Friday, October 16, 2015

DAY THREE - Holocaust Memorial Museum

Quote from the "We Were Neighbors" exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Toy soldiers used to encourage children's' interest in serving the Nazi party.

Section on the artists who supported the Nazis.

DAY THREE - The National Mall

Park ranger explaining the relief sculptures at WW II Memorial.

Each state has a column in the memorial.

Reflecting pool en route to Lincoln Memorial.

Making a rubbing at Vietnam Memorial.

Family left their loved one's flak jacket with a note in the pocket. "David you are missed - I wonder so often who the man would have been. We loved you. Your family."

Korean War Memorial by day. Notice the reflections on the wall.

The South Korean President happened to have been in the city during our stay.

DAY TWO- The sites at night

Names engraved on Vietnam War Memorial.

"I have a dream..." inscription marks the location of MLK Jr's famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Stainless steel soldier at the Korean War Memorial.

MLK Jr. Memorial...the newest on the Mall. Also one of the most controversial.

View from the Jefferson Memorial.

More journaling and reflection.

DAY TWO - Group Dinner

Always a good time and good food at Founding Farmers.

DAY TWO - Capitol Hill

Our animated and highly knowledgeable tour guide explains how the Capitol crypt was originally intended to be the burial place of President George Washington and his wife Martha. 

Unfortunately the interior dome is undergoing renovation to repair structural cracks.

Parachute like protection inside the dome.

Enjoying the weather with the Capitol dome wrapped in scaffolding.

Front steps to the US Supreme Court building.

Who says law and justice can't be fun?

Brandon showing just how big the doors of justice are.

DAY TWO - Arlington National Cemetery

President Kennedy's grave marked by the eternal flame with General Lee's former plantation home in the background.

Robert Kennedy's grave located just down the hill from his brother JFK. Interesting rhetorical message.

Inside of General's Lee's home.

Changing of the guard at Tomb of the Unknown.

We were fortunate to witness a wreath laying ceremony followed by Taps from the bugle.

The first female guard we've witnessed at the tomb. The only identifiable characteristic is her hair in a bun.