Washington DC Trip – 4/16/2009 (part 2 of 2)

After visiting the Cemetery, we ate dinner at Union Station, then headed to the National Mall to begin our evening tour of the monuments.

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An evening view of the Thomas Jefferson memorial.

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Inside is a statue of Thomas Jefferson.  His head got cut off in this picture, but you get the idea of how tall it is.

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The Washington Monument.

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The Franklin Roosevelt memorial

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Can you believe this?!  We ran into some old friends at this memorial!  The Sizemore’s moved from Lawton, OK  in November of 1996, and we haven’t seen them since.  Steve had been working in DC for 7 weeks and was headed back to Alabama in the morning.  I used to babysit the bearded guy!  This makes me feel O-L-D!  But, what a wonderful blessing from God to allow us to see them!  I love when God throws in special moments like this!  He’s so good!

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There is a “field” of statues for the Korean Conflict Memorial.  Walking thru there at night was a little creepy, but helped visualize some reality.

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Abraham Lincoln memorial

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This statue is at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  It is “The Three Servicemen” representing the different nationalities.
Go here to read more about this.

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This is not a war Memorial but a Memorial to those who served in the war, both living and dead.  This wall contains the names of those who had died in the conflict or who were still missing.

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With the addition of four names added in 2008 the total is now 58,260 names listed on the Memorial. Approximately 1200 of these are listed as missing (MIA’s, POW’s, and others).

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Nurses taking care of a wounded soldier.

End of Day 1

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