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Vietnam Memorial

Visiting the Vietnam Memorial was so special for all of us. My mom's nephew was killed in Vietnam in 1979. Since the memorial was built, she has hoped that one day she would be able to find Kurt's name. When Tim was in DC with our older kids, he found the name and gave my mom the information on where it could be located. With that information we located his name easily. It is a very moving experience.

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Besides the memorial wall, there is also a sculpture for the men and one for the women who served in that war.

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Thank you for praying...

Thank you for praying for the elderly lady in our group who fell yesterday and hurt her head. She came through her surgery successfully last night. Her son was able to get a flight and arrived here about 10:30. She is in ICU but is stable and doing well. She will, obviously, not be joining us for the rest of our trip. However, many prayers were answered in the whole situation. I think I forgot to mention last night that the first person outside of our group who came upon our accident yesterday, was a physcian and he stayed with us until other professionals arrived. The care and attention she has received at George Washington Hospital has been outstanding. Thank you so much!

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Taking a rest......

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Sometimes you just have to stop and take a rest!

For security purposes, buses etc., are not allowed to load or unload near the Capitol building. So when we took our tour today, it was quite a hike for the people in our tour group. We waited in line to get through a security check point, waiting again to watch an orientation film and waited again for our guide--much more walking and standing than most of us are accustomed to. Thus, every once in a while you just need to sit down and enjoy the scenery!

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Washington, DC -- Day 2

We started our second day in Washington, DC with a trip to Arlington National Cemetery. This may well end up being one of my favorite parts of our trip. We watched the “changing of the guard” in the pouring rain but it is a very solemn and beautiful ceremony. I took many pictures but because of the rain, the crowds and the fact that I was holding an umbrella in one hand and taking pictures with the other, some of them did not turn out real well. Despite all of that, I stayed and watched the ceremony twice. This picture depicts the somber mood of the place.

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We had a tour of the capitol, spent time at the Smithsonian and had a brief tour of the Holocaust Museum. We ended the day with supper at Old Ebbit Grill. (one of the top 5 grossing eating establishments in the nation) Came home ready for bed!

Hopefully more pictures tomorrow!

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Pictures from Philedelphia.....

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The Liberty Bell

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Independence Hall

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Clock tower on Independence Hall

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Inside Independence Hall

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Betsy Ross House

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Christ Church

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