Monday, July 9, 2012

A Fantastic Fourth of July

I think my fellow interns would agree that there is no better place to be on the Fourth of July than the Nation’s Capitol. My day began by listening to a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the National Archives and watching a parade on Constitution Avenue. A parade of unicycles, motorcycles, floats, and marching bands strolled down the street lined with red and blue spectators. After the parade, we decided to take a break from the intense heat and visit the American History Museum—the perfect place to visit on such a historical day for our country.  Our lunch was enjoyed on the lawn of the National Mall and fireworks and a concert on Capitol Hill topped off the evening.  As I sat on Capitol Hill with a fantastic group of friends, I looked over my shoulder during the National Anthem and a wave of patriotism swept over me, for I was completely surrounded by a an endless sea of red, white, and blue.  We stood unified with our hands on our hearts. I was proud to be an American.  We were ALL proud to be Americans.
The crowd at the concert on Capitol Hill

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