7.23.2009

Geniuses

Those that designed and implemented the memorials in DC are geniuses!
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Geniuses!
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The way Lincoln looks over the people, genius!



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How the memorial makes me want to climb into Abe's inviting lap and tell him all my worries about the future of my country, genius!

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These words below, genius!
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When I told my kids that I memorized the Gettysburg Address in high school, they thought I was a genius.
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When we walked from this memorial to another, I decided to see how much of the Gettysburg Address I remembered. I started citing it to myself- "Friends Romans countrymen, lend me your ear"- I was reminded that I ain't no genius.
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The Korean War Memorial- beyond genius!
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I am also thankful for the memorials. For reminding us. Reminding us that these heroes were not fictional and that they aren't just a list of names.
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I am especially thankful for this reminder-

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4 comments:

dar said...

its a shame that most of the people who live right there don't appreciate it

Cindy said...

I went to a ceremony the other day that was to honor soldiers that have died in Iraq, by giving medals to their children. To actually see children and wives of fallen soldiers was emotional. Freedom isn't free, and I am so grateful to for everyone who has sacrificed. Good post.

Terresa said...

Great pictures, yes, geniouses indeed (where's my spell check when I need it?)!!!
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The Crash Test Dummy said...

GENIUS! I love all the memorials too!!!! THis post made me feel homesick and I'm not even from D.C.