I was in Arlington for a project walkthrough, I found myself within arms reach of two iconic DC landmarks. Having never been to either, my afternoon was now obviously planned.
My first stop was to the fairly new, Air Force Memorial, was design by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. If you live in the area, you've seen this memorial from the either the highways or from across the way. It soars high into the sky, meant to mimic three jets rising. It's quite impressive in person, far more than when I've ever seen it from afar. I'm glad to have visited, the site provides a nice overall view of Washington DC and it's fun to watch all the planes go by as they land into National Airport.
Directly next to, but separated by governmental red tape is Arlington National Cemetery. There isn't much I can say about Arlington, that hasn't already been said. It's a beautiful and somber place. More stones rise out of the ground than can ever be imagined. Seemingly never ending lines of sacrifice broken up by the trees.
On this day, June 6th, it was a pleasure to pay my respects on the anniversary of the Normandy Invasion.