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Remember the sniper’s victims

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Sunset over the cemetery

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Brookside Gardens

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Remembering the unknown dead of the War of 1812

So much attention is given the Tomb of the Unknowns, but there are actually more than 400 unknowns buried throughout Arlington National Cemetery. Fourteen soldiers and sailors from the War of 1812 are buried together in Section 1 not far … Continue reading

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Under the spreading Lincoln oak tree

An old stump is all that’s left of one of the older trees ever around Washington. The Lincoln Oak, named for president Abraham Lincoln meeting under its expansive branches with local military leaders during the Civil War, was destroyed by … Continue reading

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DAR pediment is simple enough

  We’re going with an easy one here. I don’t care if you’ve never seen a pediment in your life (and you may have not) you’re going to know what this one means. High above the western entrance into the … Continue reading

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Going tropical at Mount Vernon

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Senator Cushman Kellogg was a renaissance man

In the very back corner of Arlington National Cemetery, and I’ll give you a special merit badge for finding this memorial under a tree by the superintendent’s residence, lies one of the special politicians of the post-Civil War era. Cushman … Continue reading

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George says wear a mask

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Cavalry Baptist survives throughout the years

I once took a church group around Penn Quarter from Cavalry Baptist that wanted to know more about their neighborhood. I wanted to learn more about Cavalry Baptist. I’ve seen the brown brick venue peek out along 8th and H … Continue reading

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View from Mount Vernon

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Joseph Henry was no ding-dong

The statue of the man who invented the doorbell stands before a building that has none. Then again, how many castles do? Joseph Henry was a 19th century scientist whose work in electromagnets led him to become the first Secretary … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

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Wordless Wednesday: Indian Head rail trail

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Horse and Rider trots along

It looks like me ready to fall off, but sculptor Mario Marini’s Horse and Rider is considered an example of a man in control. Sure, if you say so. The seven-foot tall sculpture outside the Hirshhorn Museum is another of … Continue reading

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Alice Roosevelt found in Peacock Alley

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Finding generations long ago on Vietnam Wall

Whenever I find a name for someone on the Vietnam Wall, I asked who this person is to them. Often, it’s a relative. Someone they probably didn’t know like their mom’s uncle. Recently, the woman said it was her boyfriend … Continue reading

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Dulles . . . as in Dulles International Airport

Many Washingtonians fly in and out of Washington Dulles International Airport without knowing who Dulles was. Turns out he was one of us. A Washington native, John Foster Dulles rose to Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisnehower from … Continue reading

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J. Edgar Hoover – The G-Man of Congressional Cemetery

Perhaps the most feared man by criminals and Congressmen alike is buried behind bars. J. Edgar Hoover once headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1924-77. Indeed, his name in on the building along Pennsylvania Ave. The nation’s top … Continue reading

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Two bridges, four statues

Behind the Lincoln Memorial and guarding the entrances to two bridges leading directly and indirectly to Arlington National Cemetery are four bronze equestrian statues that took a long path to their perch. By Arlington Memorial Bridge are Arts of War … Continue reading

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