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S: 100th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival Washington, D.C. 2012

FC: 100th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival | Washington, D.C. April 2 - 9, 2012

1: April 2, 2012 9:05 Flew Delta Airlines from SFalls to Mpls 1:00 Flew from Mpls to DC 4:30 Arrived at Wyndham National Harbor, Maryland | Monday, April 2

2: Old Post Office & Historic Buildings | Built in 1899 with a 315 foot clock tower. It is the second tallest structure in Washington, D.C. | Tuesday, April 3

3: By 2016, it will become the Trump International Hotel, a 250-bed hotel | Federal Triangle Flower Sculptures at Ronald Reagan Building

4: Tuesday, April 3 | Petersen House

5: Ford Theater & Museum

6: Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people. | National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. . .

7: Lunch at Hot Dog Stand & Stroll Through Parks | Tuesday, April 3

8: U.S. Capitol Tour

9: Tuesday, April 3

10: National Statuary Hall

11: Tuesday, April 3

12: U.S. Capitol Tour | Tuesday, April 3

13: Extensive restoration of Union Station was underway to repair significant damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. The 5.8 Richter Scale earthquake, the most violent recorded quake to strike Washington, D.C., caused sections of ceiling plaster to crumble and break free from the Main Hall and Concourse area. | Union Station | Before earthquake

14: Gettysburg National Military Park

15: Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address". | Wednesday, April 4

16: it! | The Eternal Light Peace memorial was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt on July 3rd, 1938, the 75th anniversary of the battle. One Union and one Confederate veteran unveiled the 47 1/2 foot tall shaft.

17: The State of Virginia Monument was designed and sculpted by Frederick William Sievers (1872-1966). General Lee and his horse, Traveler are at the top of the monument. Statues of the common soldiers of the Confederacy are at the base of the monument. The material used is Westerly Granite and standard bronze. The total cost was $50.000. | Wednesday, April 4

19: Wednesday, April 4

20: The Gettysburg Cyclorama, depicts "Pickett's Charge", the climactic Confederate attack on the Union forces during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. There are over 20,000 people painted on the Cyclorama, which consists of 27 panels sewn together. It is 27 feet high and 359 feet in circumference. The painting is the work of French artist Paul Dominique Philippoteaux | Wednesday, April 4

22: Mount Vernon Estate | Thursday, April 5

23: Mount Vernon Estate has the Mansion, more than a dozen original structures, Washington's Tomb, and nearly 50 acres of his extensive plantation. The estate also includes a working blacksmith shop and the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site, a 4-acre demonstration farm with a reconstructed slave cabin and 16-sided treading barn.

24: George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years.

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27: Many of the same breeds raised at Mount Vernon two centuries ago are still present, including Ossabaw Island Hogs, Hog Island Sheep, Bronze Gobbler Turkeys, Dominique Chickens, Red Devon Cattle, horses, mules, and oxen. | Heritage Breed Animals at Mount Vernon

29: Thursday, April 5 7 a.m. | White House Tour

30: U.S. Air Force & Iwo Jima Memorials

31: Friday, April 6 | Vietnam Wall & Lincoln Memorial

32: Korean Memorial

33: Washington Monument | Friday, April 6

34: WWII Memorial

35: Friday, April 6 | Jefferson Memorial

36: Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial | Friday, April 6

38: Martin Luther King Memorial

39: Memorials | Japanese Lantern | Pentagon 911 | Lincoln Bridge | Ulysses S. Grant | D.C. War | Friday, April 6

40: U.S. Botanical Garden

41: Friday, April 6 | Orchid Show

42: Arlington National Cemetery

43: Friday, April 6 | Memorial to Robert E. Lee

44: Arlington National Cemetery | Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | Friday, April 6

45: Established June 1864 Located in Arlington County, VA In an area of 624 acres more than 14,000 veterans and military casualties from each of the nation's wars are buried in the cemetery, ranging from the American Civil War through to the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. | Kosova Prime Minister Hashim Thaci

46: Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum . .

47: Saturday, April 7

48: National Museum of Natural History | it! | Saturday, April 7

50: Museum of Natural History | The Hope Diamond

51: Saturday, April 7

52: National Museum of Natural History | Saturday, April 7

54: Saturday, April 7

55: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

56: Waterfront Fireworks Festival & Dinner Cruise

57: Saturday night April 7

58: Sunday, April 8

59: National Harbor

60: National Cherry Blossom Festival 2012 Centennial Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. | April 9, 2012 11:32 Flew Delta Airlines from Washington, D.C. to Mpls 3:20 Flew from Mpls to SFalls 4:26 Arrived in SFalls

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