2nd Day of My Trip to Washington, D.C.

by Jon Pinney on September 20, 2010

So I realize I’m not a good blogger lol :)

Life just moves so fast and I don’t always find the time to catch up here.  I will try to do better…

Anyway, I did have an awesome time in D.C., and in my last post I mentioned that on my second day we saw one of my favorite monuments of all.  It was way bigger than I expected, and was just beautiful.  It’s always been one of my favorites, and having my brother there to explain it’s significance and the story behind what it depicts made it even more special.  The monument I’m talking about was the Iwo Jima Memorial – the memorial of the Marine Corp.  If you ever go to D.C. and have an opportunity to see this monument up close, I think you should.

Washington DC Iwo Jima Memorial Front

Washington DC Iwo Jima Memorial with family

Here's me and my brother and sister at the memorial

Washington DC Iwo Jima Memorial Back

My favorite picture of the memorial... beautiful

I loved the following view.  You can see the Memorial in the foreground of the picture, and the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building in the distance.

Washington DC Iwo Jima Memorial, Washington Monument, Capitol Building

And I loved the quote on the back of the monument by Admiral Chester A. Nimitz, when describing the soldiers on Iwo Jima island:  “Uncommon valor was a common virtue”.

Uncommon valor was a common virtue

Anyway, I loved the trip.  Can’t wait to go back and visit again :)

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