Of course, after our visit with Klinger at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, we didn’t just turn around and go home.  We enjoyed a long weekend in Arlington, VA and Washington D.C.  The entire trip was fantastic, despite some bad weather on Thursday and Friday, but Saturday and Sunday were perfect!  We even got to chat with some other Honor Flight Guardians and Veterans (we volunteer with Honor Flight Columbus), in from Iowa and Wisconsin.


At Arlington National Cemetery, we found a few Cherry Trees who’s blossoms hadn’t been destroyed by the weather.  The view from President Kennedy’s grave is stunning, and the sheer enormity of the cemetery is overwhelming.  Never having seen it before other than on television, I had no idea how far in every direction it goes…



We even quickly learned how to navigate the area metro system (and made friends, or at least photo-bombers!).



There are so many museums, and no way to jam them all in unless you have a lot more time, but we managed to hit the National Archive, The Museum of Natural History, and the Holocaust Museum (no photos, due to somber nature).  Plus the highlight reel of national monuments…




We also visited the monuments to The Vietnam War, World War II, The Korean War and Iwo Jima…



All in all, we loved the city and the attractions are endless.  We’re already planning another trip soon!  It’s an easy drive from central Ohio, and I believe Southwest usually offers inexpensive flights from their hubs.  Even if your kids already get a field trip there, they won’t get to see it all, so plan a family trip, or one just for yourselves!









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