Category Archives: Vietnam War Memorial

Washington DC, Day 33 of 43

We went to the Washington Giftshop where they have a fake pressroom and oval office set up for photos. Hilarious and great fun.

And therefore:-
And therefore:-
So, The President is in the oval office.
So, The President is in the oval office.

We went to see the White House today and took the obligatory pics in front.

Us at the White House
Us at the White House
My photo of the White House
My photo of the White House

We went back on the Hop on Hop off bus today because our second day was free and that took us back to stop no 10 – the Lincoln Memorial but also in that vicinity was the Vietnam Memorial, which I wanted to see.  I had heard that it was at Arlington Cemetery but it wasn’t – it was near the Lincoln Memorial.  The Vietnam Memorial is a highly polished wall in a wide V shape covered in thousands of names of the fallen.  The are in alphabetical in order in the year they died.

Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial

There are books that look like phone books on stands covered with perspex so that the vetrans or families can locate their loved ones and it gives them the panel number where they can find the name they are looking for.  Some people do a rubbing of the name to keep.

Vietnam War Memorial - rubbing
Vietnam War Memorial – rubbing

The city was wonderful to look around and the weather was phenomenal.  We have had 2 days of rain in the whole time we have been away.  That is pretty amazing I reckon.  Thanks for reading.  Any feedback or comments are welcomed.

 

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