We’ve been to Washington, D.C. three times in the last ten years. The monuments to our fallen soldiers are a sight to appreciate and contemplate. They have made the greatest sacrifice for our way of life – a free life.
Perhaps most impressive is the tomb of the unknown soldier, not pictured in today’s piece. However, the fact that this tomb is watched over and guarded with respect despite non knowing who lays entombed is both impressive and important. For, it does not matter who – but what the tomb and the anonymity represent. To me, the tomb represents any and all of us.
Below are some of the images I’ve captured of our monuments that memorialize the sacrifices our soldiers have made for over 200 years on behalf of the United States.
Today, in the midst of your picnics, music, and relaxation, please take a minute to remember those we’ve lost, both those we know and those we don’t, in our efforts to maintain the many freedoms we’ve come to know, enjoy, and expect as part of our lives in these United States.
Happy Memorial Day!