Sunday, July 7, 2013

Reverent Walk

Each time I visit our nation's capital I try to find some time to walk on the National Mall.  The Smithsonian Museums are undeniably a treasure, but the history of our founding and the memorials to those who have sacrificed are what I enjoy.

Walking the Mall one can't help being mesmerized by the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials.  This trip I took some time to find the name of one of my dad's friends on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.  I took a photo and sent it to him.  Dad later called to tell me he used to pick up Donnie Cunningham on his way to work each day.

I read something the other day to the effect that the founders of our country were geniuses, but those who are funning it now are idiots.  I won't speak to the latter, but remain in awe of the vision our founding fathers had.

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