Did I tell you that I love DC? Well, I’m pretty sure I have by now. And there are many reasons… but one of them is because it’s the home of so many awesome places. I was able to visit one of those awesome places, Arlington National Cemetery, this week on Memorial Day.
It definitely wasn’t my first time visiting, but I’ve never been on a military-focused holiday. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’m sad or pleased that I missed the ceremony that took place earlier in the day.
While I would have loved to attend the ceremony that morning and participate with others (I heard the President stopped by), I’m not sure that I wanted to put my heart through that (I’ve been sort of cry-baby recently). I know that America uses the day to celebrate in remembrance, but there is still a bit of sadness that comes to me thinking about the many lives lost of the families that remained behind.
I was at the cemetery for a while, but only took pictures for part of that visit. I used the rest of my time to experience the day and reflect. I hope you’re not mad at me for that.
PICTURES: I hope you like them. It’s weird having brainstormed a few shots and then actually being near the graves again and seeing the names and … well, just thinking about it all.
Today, I’m thankful for freedom and life and for memory and for scars. God bless.