Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial Day in the Capitol

As my second week in DC comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect about my adventures in our Nation’s Capitol. No words can aptly describe the experience of walking the streets of DC on Memorial Day weekend. From the Parades to the National Memorial Day Concert, Memorial Day in DC is truly an unforgettable experience. The long weekend also afforded me the opportunity to get better acquainted with DC as a city. As an Early American History Minor, I jumped at the chance to immerse myself in DC’s historical offerings. Reading the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta and knowing the profound impact and lasting legacy of each of these documents upon the world personally inspired me to want to capitalize upon my time here in DC to leave my own legacy. Each day in DC is an opportunity to learn, to acquire skills, and to learn from our nation’s leaders. Although I’ve spent most of this post discussing the insights I acquired during Memorial Day, Memorial Day also served as an opportunity to thank our troops for all that they’ve done. Despite any political leanings, the citizens of DC and our nation came together to memorialize and thank our troops. For anyone reading this blog who served our country or is serving our country right now, thank you for your service.

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