An afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery

“This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

A few years back we spent a few days in Washington DC and spent an afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery. As the day got later and the light grew softer I saw a headstone with an American Flag embedded in front of it so I set the tripod up at the base of it and shot that grave in the foreground with the thousands of others splayed out around it. Walking that cemetery really makes you realize the sacrifice soldiers have made, and continue to make, for this country in their effort to free us initially and to keep us free ongoing.

Arlington National Cemetery – Washington DC

Arlington National Cemetery - Washington DC

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” — Wendell L. Wilkie

Enjoy the weekend!


3 thoughts on “An afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery

    • Thank you – I’ve watched a few specials recently on the History Channel talking about the sacrifices that those men made during WWII (and other wars of course) specifically on D-Day. It really was the greatest generation.

      • It’s amazing…totally amazing to meet the individuals. I’m always in awe of speaking to them and can never thank them enough for their sacrifices.

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