|Elaine Hess our tour guide - leading veterans|
today around Washington DC
The knowledge she possesses and the understanding of our Christian heritage is a rare privilege to experience as she prepared us on the bus for each thing we were about to see!
(She is currently looking into organizing a trip for us to Philadelphia to explore the rich history that area has to offer - but that could be a 2020 trip, 2019 is looking pretty full at Crossroads already)
Let me show you a little of the amazing trip we took with my pictures!
|Crossroads said thank you to our soldiers whose|
lives were lost in Vietnam.
|Judi Teaters stopped to thank a brave veteran who had once served!|
|Chuck Pfeifer and Bill Lee had the amazing privilege|
of presenting a wreath that our guide Elaine had
waiting for us. This is where they went for instructions.
|behind the quarters of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier|
|Bill Lee served in Vietnam and Chuck Pfeifer served in the guard!|
|This was the Crossroads wreath the men presented! It was|
beautiful and said on the ribbon Crossroads Community Church!
I'm hoping this video finishes uploading soon - it shows the entire ceremony at the tomb - it may be too large of a file for my blog - I'll keep trying!
|I loved this sculpture - the Air Force Memorial|
It is difficult to show how tall this is - it
beautifully represents air...
|This is looking straight up at the Air Force|
|Thought is was interesting to stand behind a|
Korean vet while looking at Lincoln
|I had never seen the Washington National Cathedral before - it was magnificent!|
|The Museum of the Bible was amazing too! Too many areas|
to explain and photograph!
|One room showed the most shared verses in different nations.|
This was from home of our Asia's Hope partners in Cambodia
|You could add your own words to displays and murals!|
|Iwo Jima sculpture so beautifully describes soldiers working together for victory!|
|We somehow ended up in the middle of a video shoot of sports mascots?|
|You can see the name that the bench represents.|
To stand and visually see the area of the Pentagon the plane hit and turn and look at all the lives lost, evoked a deep sadness within me...sobering at the level of sin possible in mankind.
|The Ohio portion of the WWII memorial|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt in his wheelchair|
|This was an era when America listened to their president on the radio|
Visiting this amazing capital city aroused within me a renewed sense of appreciation for the sacrifice millions have been willing to make, many with their very lives for our freedom.
I've been praying a lot for this coming election and a renewed sense of respect for one another and ultimately that true believers in Jesus Christ will step up and demonstrate kindness and respect and live out the kind of life that's easy for others to know that there is something different about them.
Each of us that had the privilege of going to Washington together loved the time we spent together, learning more about our country and more about one another...it was amazing!