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Sunday, September 11, 2011

What Mom Didn't See In Washington D.C.

MaggieTKat suggested to Mom that she should see the Pentagon Memorial first off, when they were discussing sight seeing in Washington, D.C., the day after BlogPaws. Mom didn't have her head on straight and thought - Pentagon Memorial? No, she wanted to see the White House, the Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Jefferson Memorial...

All of those are amazing, of course, but Mom didn't put two and two together and 'get' that the 'Pentagon Memorial' was a '9/11 Memorial' to the people who died there as the result of the hijacked plane crashing into the Pentagon.

Ohhhhhhh..... Yeah. Now she wishes she'd gone there. She did try, the second day, after Maggie had left for home, but after an hour of trying to figure out where to park, she gave up, and thought it must but the three giant spires in the air near the Pentagon that were the Memorial, so she paid her respects, sort of, while driving by, and headed back to Virginia.

Air Force Memorial (background) & Pentagon 9/11 Memorial (foreground)
Photo courtesy Wikicommons
It turns out the three giant spires are an Air Force Memorial - and pretty awesome - but that the Pentagon Memorial is something different altogether. She'll have to make that one a priority (by public transportation) on her next trip to D.C, as she really wants to go back now - and has a summer house in the Berkshires if she wants one, since she did such a good job of farm-sitting last month.

So she'll be sure to see the Pentagon Memorial next time. You can see from the photograph that it's beautiful, elegant, profound, and we really wish it didn't have to be there at all.


At September 11, 2011 at 5:43 AM , Blogger Mariodacat said...

There will always be a next time. It's hard to cram everything in on such a short visit.

At September 11, 2011 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Kjelle Bus said...

The memorial is botiful , but as you say I wish it didnĀ“t have to be there at all !

At September 11, 2011 at 7:38 AM , Blogger Old Kitty said...

It's a lovely memorial - thanks for the link and the info - hopefully mum will be able to visit this next time. Take care

At September 11, 2011 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Cathy Keisha said...

If she ever passes through NY again on her way to DC, TW says to stop in and see us. xoxo

At September 11, 2011 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Shawnee the Shepherd said...

It will gib your mom anudder eggskoose go back again.

At September 11, 2011 at 11:49 AM , Anonymous Sparkle said...

My human would love to see D.C. and the memorial one of these days, but yeah, public transportation is the way to go. I hear the traffic there is even worse than what we have here in L.A.!

At September 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

This is a very sad and emotional day for my Humans. Thanks for showing the Pentagon Memorial.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

At September 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Sebastian said...

Mom saw pictures of the Pentagon Memorial at some training she attended last week. It looks very beautiful.


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