Day 6 - Part 1
Trip Start Apr 20, 2008
30Trip End May 03, 2008
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Today was our Monuments and Memorials tour. The first stop was the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. It was big. The statue was 19 feet tall. Some of his famous speeches were also there. It was interesting to see because it was similar to White House and the Capitol.
Our next stop was the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. He was President for four terms. There were many fountains because he liked the water. Many of his speeches were on the wall. There many statues of time. Basically it was a huge rock and water garden.
It was a short ride to the Korea Memorial. It was many statues of army men in different poses marching
We walked to the Lincoln Memorial. It was good because it had two of his speeches on opposite walls: Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. His Inaugural speech had a spelling error which they corrected. The word was FUTURE, originally spelled as EUTURE.
The last memorial was the Vietnam Memorial. It was a long wall with the names of the people who died during that Conflict. If the name had a diamond, they died because of the war. If the name had a cross, they are missing in action.
We did visit the White House. President Bush wasn't home. The White House looked small than we imagined. Some protesters out front.
The bus took us to the Grant Statue where we had a group photo done in front of the Capitol. It was professionally done so we will have to wait for the results.
Next was lunch and SHOPPING at the Fashion Center at the Pentagon Mall. Some of us thought it was excellent while the cool people thought it was scary and tortuous. A good time was had by some.