Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Musings from Washington DC

My husband and I took a weekend jaunt to the capitol on Memorial Day.  Even though I have been to DC many times, I had never been to Arlington Cemetery, and also hadn't seen the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial near the mall area.  As I get older, I am realizing the supreme sacrifice so many of our young men and women have made.   The young soldier's grave in the photo below showed he was awarded the Medal of Honor.  You can look all Medal of Honor recipients up on the internet.  This soldier died in Korea.

Then we walked by this---Robert Kennedy's grave.  I realize most of you who are reading this don't know much about RFK, but I acutely remember the morning before school that my mother turned on the TV to the news of his shooting, and then death.  He had just won the California Democratic primary.  Who knows how his assassination changed the course of history.    (He has the most simple grave marker in the cemetery.)

Lastly, I wish that people on both sides (Republican and Democrat) would hold this as one of their guiding principals as they campaign for office. This was a Franklin Roosevelt quote engraved in granite at his memorial.
  Enough said.


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