Monday Duck Tour and Intern Exploration
Later on in the day, we decided to do some exploring and hopped on the Metro at Union Station. We attempted to visit Arlington National Cemetery, but we made it there right at closing time. We were still able to see each of the graves marked with an American flag, but hope to visit again. Instead, we went to the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Wall Memorial. This was a very touching and inspiring time. As we approached the bridge to cross the Potomac River, we saw an incredible view of the sun setting which illuminated the bridge and the Lincoln Memorial. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, I was able to stand where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, "I have a Dream." To end our time, we walked by the Vietnam Wall Memorial. It was incredible to be here on Memorial Day because there were letters, photos, flags, and tokens people had left to remember and honor these heroes. I was able to read a few of the letters. Some were written by children, others were written by family members, war buddies, and others. They shared stories of their experiences with these men, shared regrets, asked questions, honored, and thanked them for what they did for our country.