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Did Something I've Wanted to Do

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I live in the DC area and I know you know there are so many places to go. Many of the things that can move us are the numerous memorials.
In my college day went to the Lincoln Memorial and one of my fondest memories is sitting on the steps and watch the sun rise over the Capitol Building. Since then been there to visit Mr Lincoln for a number of reasons.
One can go on and on about the Vietnam Memorial, Korea, Memorial Honoring the Women in the Military, FDR and one of the newest WWII which I was thrilled to be part of the dedication weekend
When the Memorial to the Pentagon 911 victims was dedicated like many who remembered that day so vividly I wanted to go. The last 3 years I could have gone cause each weekend I have a small job that is near it. But somehow there were reasons things that seemed to more important that I never went After Ben Laden's death I certainly felt a need to be there. Today I made the point and yes like what a memorial was suppose to do it and it did make me think and what was especially moving is there is a wall where all the victims are listed randomly but next to each one is their birth year and yes there were children killed It is suppose to be unbelievably beautiful at night and someday I hope to go.
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  • CELLOSONG
    I've been meaning to go as well. I really need to make sure I do that this summer when school's out.
    3447 days ago
  • LEAH57
    I have heard that the memorial is quite nice. One of my online AOL chat friends was killed there that day. My oldest son worked on the restoration of the Pentagon - the workers were so proud to get the restoration done before the first anniversary of 9-11!

    My partner and I have been to the UA93 memorial in PA - VERY moving also.
    3448 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    It's a shame as close as I am to DC that I hardly ever go there to visit anything. I need to really do that soon.
    3448 days ago
  • JILLIANPRNCSS
    I didn't even know there was one there and have been to the Pentagon many times, oops.
    3448 days ago
  • TELLYSAYS
    Sounds like a wonderful memorial. I am glad you got to visit. I would love to visit all the places in DC someday.
    3448 days ago
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