Weekend in Photos: Memorial Day Weekend in the District

 

 

 

Walking around on Capitol Hill.

I ate my weight in Sweet Green this weekend!

Bought friendship bracelets at Eastern Market.

 

Pretty blue&white dishes at Eastern Market.

Ate the most delicious soft shell crab sandwhich.

Ran the world.

Went to Addams Morgan for a night with the girls!

 

 

We started at my favorite photo op spot at the Capitol.

Feet in the water sitting at the WWII Memorial.

Memorial wreaths at the WWII Memorial. There was one for 101st Airborne, which is the unit my dad served in in Vietnam.

101st Airborne wreath.

 

Showing some W.Va. pride, of course.

When we finally made it to the Lincoln Memorial, there were snipers on top of the building and they weren’t letting people in. We were very unhappy about this, but turns out it was because the POTUS was about to speak at the Vietnam Memorial wreath laying.

 

Outside the Lincoln Memorial.

A happier photo outside the LM

Standing with my favorite speech: the Gettysburg Address.

“We can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who …fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

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