Monday, July 4, 2011


is not free.

One of the flags surrounding the Washington Monument.

Arlington National Cemetary - headstones as far as the eye can see, and farther.
I did not realize how many soldiers buried here had family members buried with them. Mostly wives, but a large number of young children, too.

Vietnam War Memorial - the number of names etched in stone is absolutely overwhelming.

A momento left at the base of the monument honoring one of the fallen soldiers.

I am so thankful to all those who put their lives on the line so that I could have the freedoms I enjoy - almost without thought.  Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed!

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Great pictures! Aren't the memorials heart-rending?