Monday, October 18, 2010

Mt. Vernon and Arlington Cemetery

Mount Vernon
On the road again Oct.18 to Mt Vernon, the home of George Washington. The tour guides were so informative, another educational day. We toured the home, walked the fields, saw where George and Martha Washington were buried and watched a film about the founding of our country. A trip through Alexandria was enlightening. Amazing to learn at Colonial time it showed you were rich if the exterior of your home was colorful or the walls inside were colorful. Mt Vernon has intense green walls in the formal dining room.

They didn't have bricks to build a house so used
pine boards to look like bricks.

The Necessity 

Colorful houses in Alexandria, VA

Arlington Memorial Amphitheater

Ceremonies are held at the Amphitheater on
Memorial and Veteran's Days

Changing of the Guard at the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier occurs every hour.

Kennedy's grave and the Eternal Flame
We saw the Changing of the Guard at the Arlington Cemetery. Very impressive and stately. Visits at John F. Kennedy's grave, the Eternal Flame, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Audie Murphy's grave were extremely touching. It was amazing to see so many graves. There are 25 to 30 burials at this Cemetery six days a week.

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