|The Lincoln Memorial|
|View of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial.|
Shortly thereafter, we arrived at the World War II Memorial. The memorial is split into two halves representing the two fronts of the war, the European and the Pacific. Stone pillars surround a large fountain in the middle, each inscribed with a state name or the name of an American territory. Hannah and I walked around touching the names of the states we have been to. It wasn't until we noticed all the webs and inch-wide spiders that covered the pillars that we decided to only lightly touch the names and then quickly move on to reading the quotes.
THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO WIN. YET THEY DID, AND IN DOING SO THEY CHANGED
THE COURSE OF A WAR…EVEN AGAINST THE GREATEST OF ODDS, THERE IS
SOMETHING IN THE HUMAN SPIRIT – A MAGIC BLEND OF SKILL, FAITH AND
VALOR – THAT CAN LIFT MEN FROM CERTAIN DEFEAT TO INCREDIBLE VICTORY.
Walter Lord, Author
OUR FLAG WILL BE RECOGNIZED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AS A SYMBOL OF
FREEDOM ON THE ONE HAND AND OF OVERWHELMING FORCE ON THE OTHER.
General George C. Marshall
OF OUR COUNTRY CAN NEVER BE REPAID. THEY HAVE EARNED OUR
UNDYING GRATITUDE. AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES.
President Harry S Truman
|The fountains in the middle of the WWII Memorial.|