For those of you who have been to this beautiful city, you know how much there is to see. I walked and walked and walked....but I am always drawn to the National Mall and the many war memorials. Too many wars commemorated by stunning, emotional memorials.
Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam Women's Memorial
I was alone at this memorial so it was the first time I got to spend time thoroughly experiencing this sculpture. It's so moving...the peace on the nurse's face...the strength given by her comrades by a simple hand on her arm....the compassion in their eyes.
(Of my 300+ photos, I chose this one for "down" for so many reasons. The nurse looking down into the soldier's face. Strength coming down from another woman. The angle of this photo, shot while down on my knees.)
As my day ended and I strolled back through the many memorials, the sun started to set. I turned at the base of the Washington Memorial and was blessed with a gorgeous sunset. This was the perfect end to a perfect day of appreciating all that I have...because of those brave men and women who fought for my freedom.
"Sweet Land of Liberty"