A couple of nights ago I attended the US Marine Corps Sunset Parade and watched their Drum & Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Team. The ceremony was impressive and moving because of the traditions represented, not just for the Corps but for the country. I am especially grateful that these young men and women are willing to do what they do for me individually, for everyone else in the U.S.A, and for the country. I wish it weren’t necessary, but we are after all, humans. We don’t learn well. Thanks, Marines!
The third shot is from just a short walk away, the postcard view of DC from the Netherlands Carillon.