Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

"Wake up at 5 a.m." my roommate Jerry told me before I went to bed. For what? I asked. Obama is speaking tomorrow and we are going to try and get in.

It really sucked getting up Monday morning but it was worth it. We decided to go see if we could get into the Arlington Cemetery ceremony. He didn't speak till 11:00 a.m. so we thought we had a good chance of getting in if we got there at 6 a.m. As we got out of the subway that is only 3 stops away from where I live it was an awesome site. There were so many people there that were at the nations biggest cemetery for war victims. I had never been there before and I was excited. It was a somber place. Quite with respect and it was fulled with men in uniform. I was blown aways by all the the perfectly placed white hedge stones that lined every inch of green grass. ( normally I would insert a picture here but once again... I don't have Internet access in my apt) We got in a little train type car and it took us to a small amphitheater that looked like it would hold about 3,000 people. Not all that large. There were a lot of many good seats left. We found a bench about 10 rows back, and for the next 4 hours we sat in the sun that sometimes the clouds would cover.
Finally some of the guest came to name a few, Bob Dole and his wife, Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes and of course H.E. President of the United States Obama. His speech was powerful and to the point. He gave a speech that would be hard to beat. He spoke to the families of war victims and to other solders. It was one memorial day that I will never forget.
We later went to the tomb of the unknown solider. Really awesome. I went to JFK's grave and Robert E. Lee's house. Hopefully soon I'll get some pictures up.


  1. Wow!! That is amazing, i would of loved to see that.

  2. wow that is alot of stuff to take in all in one day. I bet you were totally beat!! Makes for a good night sleep. I don't think I would have sat in the sun for 4 hours to listen to anyone speak. I'd watch it on the news. Glad you enjoyed it!!