Friday 21 November 2014

Washington DC

We were so lucky that a friend of Beryls – Ann called and invited us to join her for a day of custom Site-Seeing.

Ann picked us up in her car at Arlington Cemetary… where we began.

Arlington is a military cemetery, now the resting place for over 400,000 people, 
one of these being Ann’s late husband

Whilst there, we saw a horse-drawn caisson, carrying an American flag-draped casket.  We stopped to pay respect as the lone bugler played the 24 lingering notes of Taps, and the 21 gun salute

We went to the final resting place of John F Kennedy and Jacqui Onassis Kennedy

A lot of the places we went were quite surreal, having seen them in movies

The view from Arlington House, The Robert E Lee Memorial was beautiful

We then went to the Kennedy Arts Centre Building...

They had flags of the states and flags of the world
- we were amazed that the NZ flag was so prominent!..

The DC Cathedral, which took 83 years to build was amazing

with beautiful stained glass throughout

We are extremely grateful to Ann for a wonderful day.

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