Washington, D.C. Journals

Washington; Capital and Memorial City of the USA

An August 2008 trip to Washington, D.C. by Dutchnatasja

Arlington National Cemetery Photo, Arlington, Virginia More Photos
Quote: Washington; More than just the Nation's Capital. Millions of people visit the city every year. I visited the city of monuments, diplomats and history.

Washington; Capital and Memorial City of the USA

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Endless graves Photo, Arlington, Virginia
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Washington DC, the capitol of the USA. For me it was the second visit. Washington is the city for diplomats, monuments, memorials and history. There is so much to see, you have to spend a couple of days to explore it all. I was impressed with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The black granite wall with to many names. I had to visit Arlington National Cemetery again. Unbelievable the number of graves. Wherever you look there are graves. It was peaceful and serene. You can only have respect while visiting this cemetery. We didn’t had the best weather. A lot of clouds and rain. Still, I enjoyed my stay. For more experiences and photos you’ll have to check my journal. Quick Tips: Best Way To Ge...Read More
Arlington National Cemetery Photo, Arlington, Virginia
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I just returned from a great trip to Washington/Arlington. It’s been a while, at least ten years, when I first visited Arlington National Cemetery. This year I had the opportunity to go back. The best thing you can do is to go to the visitor center and get a map. It’s a huge cemetery (more than 300.000 people are buried here)and with a map you can easily find everything you want to see. Arlington National Cemetery is fascinated en I found it again very impressive. The rows of marble headstones, the thousands of graves, endless to the horizon. So peaceful and so serene. We walked around, before we came to the Eternal Flame. This is the gravesite of John F. Kennedy and his familiy. Everyone ...Read More

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Arlington, Virginia 22211
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Photo, Washington, United States
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has three sections. The wall listing the names of those who died in the war, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the statue of three servicemen. The most impressive to me was ‘the Wall’. It then took more then 3 years before this monument was completed. Names, so many names….but no one I knew. Standing there in front of this black wall, you realize they are always someone’s son or daughter. You’ll see this wall, but when you come closer, the Wall gets character. You see a name and realize that there’s a story behind. I walked along the wall, with thousands of names as far as I could see. I was moved by the number of people who died. I was passing flowers, cards and small gi...Read More