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Tag Archives: Arlington Va.
You want to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the eternal flame where the Kennedys are buried, but have only one hour. What do you do? Uh, turn around and come back when … Continue reading
It’s amazing the number of oases around downtown and how seldom we stop to see them. I recently made my first trip to Theodore (did anybody but his mother not call him Teddy?) Roosevelt Island. A long walk around the … Continue reading
As a journalist in town for 40 years, this is my holy ground. A parking garage where secrets that brought down a president were told. Military folks love the World War II, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. Nurses want to see … Continue reading
It lies between Arlington National Cemetery, Navy Annex and the Pentagon, but the Air Force Memorial can be seen many places around town. Indeed, you can also see much of Washington from the memorial. Built in 2006 to remember … Continue reading
I’ve driven by this sculpture countless times, but usually at breakneck speed coming down the hill on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington trying to make the light. Finally, I was walking nearby so I had to see it up close. I … Continue reading
It has been 10 years since our world changed. The planes hit the World Trade Towers in New York. Everyone remembers that. But they also hit the Pentagon and its memorial sometimes seems forgotten. I take tour groups regularly to … Continue reading
Welcome to Rosslyn’s version of Stonehenge. Or maybe the ancient Peruvian Nazca Lines. The big boulders with a hole in them on Fort Meyer Drive a couple hundred yards from the Iwo Jima Memorial represent fallen extinguished stars. Every Aug. … Continue reading
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . well, it’s some kind of bird. It’s 230 feet up atop U.S. Air Force Memorial. I think it’s a hawk, but . . .