Arlington Cemetery

Lida wanted to visit Arlington Cemetery and I joined her even though I saw it twice already. We went by Metro and later realized that it would had been more convenient to drive. The cemetery was built on General Lee’s property to punish him for siding with the South during the Civil War. His house was on top of a hill overlooking DC with an amazing panorama. We visited the house after we stopped at JFK’s grave and saw Bobby’s simple cross. The change of guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns (repeated every half an hour) looked a lot like a pantomime show. It was quite an interesting choice to place the Memorials for the crews of Challenger and Columbia space shuttles on left and right of the Iran Rescue Mission Memorial.

It took us about three hours to see the highlights. The weather was almost perfect, maybe just a little too hot by the time we finished the tour. We got back home right on time to see how Italy won the World Cup, even though France played much better. Anyway, Lida was happy that her favorite team finally won after so many years of disapointing performance.

Arlington House In Arlington Cemetery JFK's eternal flame Memorial Bridge and Lincoln Memorial Old Amphitheater
Memorial Amphitheater Tomb of the unknown soldier: change of guards Tomb of the unknown soldier: up those stairs

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