Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The cost of Freedom

I loved visiting our Capitol. We had a private tour of the Capitol building thanks to our Senator. If you are visiting our Nation's Capitol, make sure and write your Senator and ask for tours. They can be very helpful. Most people were hearded around in the Capitol building in large groups of 15 to 20 people and had to wait in long lines. We however were taken from Senator Demint's office to the Capitol building via the underground tram system and had a personal tour with just the 4 of us.








One of the places we all wanted to visit in Washington was the Vietnam Wall. We had numerous friends and family members that served in Vietnam so it is very special to us all. I love this picture as it shows three indipendent groups of Hero's. First off there is the Wall itself showing all the names of the brave men and women who died fighting in the Vietnam war. If you don't get choked up at this wall then pack your bags and get out of my country. Whether you supported the war or not, these were all hero's that died for you. The second item of note in the picture is the Washington Memorial. George Washington was another hero or our country who fought for our freedom. Those early American Hero's set the stage for freedom in this country. The final hero's in this picture are the ones in the helicopter. Throughout our visit to Washington, there were helicopters in the air, making sure that our Nation's Capitol was safe. These people are working here at home to keep us all safe and I salute them.






Have a safe and wonderful day and thank the men and women that protect us for the freedom's that you have.



Greg

12 comments:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

A private tour......that's pretty awesome!

Lori said...

I've always found the Vietnam memorial very moving and your photo is beautiful. Thanks for the tip about getting a private tour! I didn't know about that.

Celticspirit said...

An underground tram? Sounds very secretive. Great picture of the Wall. Awesome.

Wanda said...

How impressive and beautiful. What a great tip for getting a "personal tour".

Sounds like such a great vacation.

Beth said...

a private tour?..that's so cool and I bet you felt like a celebrity!!

That wall is amazing

Bina said...

You got a private tour? Okay, WHO do you know Mister! That is pretty cool.

I have a question. My peony finally has flowers this year, but only three (which is better than the zero last year). Does it really take a while for them to start getting flowers on them????

Sandy said...

Very nice photos and enjoyed your commentary.

I would also love to see "the wall".

sandy

Kim S in SC said...

What a great picture to capture all three of those in one snap. Love it! I salute our American heroes of then and now with you Greg!

samrina said...

Nice piece of reading.. :)

Thanks!!

Connie Pombo said...

Okay, you were in my backyard and I didn't receive a phone call? That's okay, I've been preoccupied with my husband's broken hip! That was my Mother's Day present. I wonder what he has planned for next year?

lv2scpbk said...

Found your site from Lori's blog. We just visited Washington about two years ago. I took a photo of my husband in front of the wall and it looks like he's inside the wall looking out. A great shot. I also wanted to see the Korean Memorial since my dad served in the Korean war. Lots of things to see there.

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