Sunday, May 10, 2009

Arlington National Cemetary

Every Sunday, we try to take time after church, to go tour places that Dustin isn't able to go during the week because of work. Today we went with our friends to the Arlington National Cemetary. It is so incredible to see all of those head stones in honor of those who have served our country. I was very impressed with the reverance, and cleanliness that was throughout the entire cemetary. Last summer, in Texas, we were able to see the place where JFK was assassinated. I have since then been intrigued with the story, and seeing JFK and his families' burial sight today was so neat! We also were able to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There, we were able to watch the changing of the guards. For those who have never seen this, it is very impressive how strict and perfected these gaurds are. When watching the top of their hats, they glide so smoothly that they look as though they are floating. I am so glad I was able to see this with Dustin. History intrigues us both, and this is the best place to be to see memorials, and monuments of those who have made our nation what it is today.











In front of JFK and his families burial sights.


John Fitzgerald Kennedy


The Eternal Flame


The Tomb of 2111 Unknown Soldiers...


The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier















6 comments:

The Sorenson Family said...

Hey there! We are very jealous of you two and wish we were there. We hope everything is going good. We love you and miss you.

Camille said...

NEAT PICS!!!!! I can't wait to get there to see it all for myself! Love you 2 :)

Corey and Arleen Jensen said...

Do you know what time the guards change? Every hour, 1/2 hour??? Looks so fun, can't wait. Keep posting the places you go, it gives my kids info on the things that they will see. Also, how is the metro?

Brady and Kayla said...

Isn't it awesome! I wish we could go back without the kids and go check it all out again!! Miss ya!!

jbbastian said...

I LOVED Arlington and all that DC has to offer. Take the time to see everything you can while you are out there. I am so jealous. We love and miss you!

Mikey and Shanell said...

you guys made it how was your drive all the way out there?? I hope you guys have a fun summer and maybe hopefully come back with some good news for us lol jk have fun ttyl