S: Gettysburg, PA and Washington, DC June 2011
BC: The End
FC: June 2011 | Our trip to Gettysburg, PA and Washington, DC
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Little Round Top This was the key point in the Union Army's defensive line on the second day of battle at Gettysburg.
2: Over 51,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing during the three day battle at Gettysburg.
4: The Pennsylvania State Memorial
5: Dedicated on June 8, 1917, the Virginia memorial was the first Confederate state monument on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Sitting atop the memorial is General Robert E. Lee, riding his horse, Traveler.
8: Right, monument to George Meade | Right, Soldiers National Monument (where Lincoln gave his Gettysburg address)
9: Washington Monument
10: Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial
11: Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
12: The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
13: Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.
14: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them.
15: Korean War Veterans Memorial Nineteen stainless steel sculptures stand silently under the watchful eye of a sea of faces upon a granite wall—reminders of the human cost of defending freedom. These elements all bear witness to the patriotism, devotion to duty, and courage of Korean War veterans.
16: Built between 1792 and 1800, the sprawling 132-room mansion has been used as a home by every President since John Adams. The East Wing of the White House principally serves as offices for the First Lady and her staff. The First Family's quarters, located on the second and third floor of the historic White House, provide them with privacy and comfort away from the public spotlight. The West Wing is home to the President's office and those of his top staff.
17: The White House
18: United States Capital Building
19: Supreme Court Building
20: The Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, although it has never been officially named) is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in the United States.
21: Arleng | Arlington National Cemetery
22: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third President of the United States.
24: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | Right, the The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial). The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the defense of their country since 1775.