Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

It's not about mattress sales or barbeques.
It's about men and women who have died to protect us.
Every year when Colleen and I go on adventure in DC over the holiday weekend there are reminders of why today is a national holiday. This year we were going to the National Building Museum (which will have its own post) and we didn't know how to get there besides an address and a metro stop. Coming up to street level in the elevator we were greeted by this:

In fact, there were two sets of giant lionesses guarding cubs along one side of the round plaza  in which we found ourselves. On the opposite side there were two huge male lions, each watching over their own sets of cubs:

Turns out that the metro elevator at Judiciary Square comes up in the Nation Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. Around the edges are the names of officers who have died in the line of duty. In honor of Memorial Day this year, the Nam Knights had placed a plaque in the middle.

Even having fun out in the sunshine on adventure with my Leenie, it was nice to take a moment to reflect.
Thank you to everyone who risks the ultimate sacrifice to allow me to live the life i want. 

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