Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Day Seventeen

Arrival in Washington, D.C.

We arrived fairly early in the afternoon, and could not check in to our hotel, so we went on a little excursion to the Iwo Jima Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetary.

The Iwo Jima Memorial.
A great view of the Lincoln and Washington monuments.

The final resting place of president Kennedy.

Andrew standing next to JFK's famous "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country".

The president's brother and attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy.

His profound words following the MLK assassination.

Memorial for the Challenger crew.

Memorial for the special forces team who attempted to liberate the hostages in Iran.

Memorial for the Columbia crew.

The tomb of the unknown soldier. Here we also watched the changing of the guard ceremony.

We covered a lot of ground, and the kids were tired, so I carried both of them for a while.

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