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Old 11-11-15, 10:31 AM
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Dc Vet's Day Ride

Hey all, just a quick photo post of my Vet's Day ride in downtown DC this morning. Gorgeous day for it, happy Veteran's Day to all, especially those who served.

The Marine Memorial:

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

My personal favorite lesser-known, the District WWI Memorial:

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

The Korean War Memorial:

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

I caught the wreath laying ceremony at the WWII, bagpiper and all:

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]
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As I said, bagpiper and all!

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

And the privately funded WWI Second Division Memorial right on Constituion Ave in front of the Big House:

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

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And lastly the likewise privately funded WWI First Division Memorial on the WH lawn:

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DC Vet's Day Ride by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]

Enjoy the fall day, hope everyone's got good weather. If you know a vet, thank a vet!
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Stirring images, Brother. Thanks for the tour - and your service as well

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The Korean one gets me. I go there, generally on Memorial Day, at dawn.
Those guy walking through paddies in the early morning fog are dead on, walking ghosts.
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They're amazing memorials. I was there once- last year, I didn't get to spend quite as much time as I'd have liked around all the areas and the Smithsonian buildings...

I was unaware of the WWI memorials- including the privately funded 1st and 2nd INF monuments.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
The Korean one gets me. I go there, generally on Memorial Day, at dawn.
Those guy walking through paddies in the early morning fog are dead on, walking ghosts.
I hear you Robbie; I went down last winter in a driving snow at about 2 AM, it was spooky, and perfect...

[IMG]Korean War Memorial at Night by Mark, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Stirring images, Brother. Thanks for the tour - and your service as well

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