Now, surf to our last WA DC trip, and you can see the
photos we took back in September of 2001, when they were first putting
fences up to start construction on this memorial.
4,000 stars. Each star represents 100 Americans
killed during World War II.
So much of what we read at all the memorials has
significance and relevance to what is happening today. That's why it
feels so great to go to WA DC and soak it all up and put current events in
There is enough room for a lot of people to wander
This quote blew Karen away. That's exactly what
we think President Bush is doing for us today.
There is a pillar for each state and territory that
was part of the U.S. during WWII. Here Karen stands next to her native
Massachusetts became the 6th state, so it
is third on the right in this memorial.
The wreaths alternate between oak leaves and wheat,
symbolizing our country's strength and agriculture.
At first Karen thought that placing this memorial at
the end of the reflecting pool was a mistake, but it sits so nicely between
Lincoln and Washington, and it does not detract from either one.
In this photo you can see Lincoln in the distance.