PART 1: Monuments around Washington DC
My husband is in Washington DC this week and naturally took my camera so that he could take advantage of the abundance of photo opportunities to be found in our nation's capitol. I give him a lot of grief about depriving me of my camera, but the truth of the matter is that he has been taking pictures for just as many years as I have and really does have a good eye. These are just a couple of what I hope are hundreds of pictures he takes of his visit. The first shot is very easy to identify as the Washington Monument.
The second is the Korean War Veterans Memorial. This memorial, with its etched reflection wall and larger than life statues, was a priority because both Steve's and my father served during the Korean War. I also lost an uncle on my mother's side to the fighting there. I once asked my mother how her mother took the loss of her oldest son, and my mother said that my grandmother was strong and hid her grief, but that her heart had been broken by the loss. Now, years later and with my own son far away on a distant shore fighting for another country's freedom I have a better idea of just how strong my grandmother was, and just how fragile she must have felt at times.
Beautiful pictures Steve, I wish I was there with you.