Maybe it was the mild temperatures, but for a town where 60 percent reportedly leave the region for the holidays, it was pretty busy.
The Vietnam Memorial has wreaths nearly every day at the base, but one day there was a seven-foot Christmas tree filled with handwritten messages and even this photo of a soldier I assume is on the wall. It was a pretty amazing sight.
Arlington National Cemetery was loaded with visitors with one midweek 3 p.m. changing of the guard before a packed audience.
Now that we feel like the Artic off and on for the next two months, crowds will surely lighten. But, it was a nice holiday feeling around the memorials.