My Trip to Washington D.C.
The founding of the United States of America plays an almost fairytale part in the history of our country. Paul Revere's midnight ride; the signing of The Declaration of Independence; George Washington's youth, his command of the Continental Army, and his service as the first President to the young nation.
All of these, and many more stories, reside warmly in the patriotic hearts of Americans, side-by-side with the Pilgrim's story and their first Thanksgiving Day, Benjamin Franklin's kite in a lightning storm, and Abraham Lincoln's loving leadership and selfless sacrifice to save our nation and stop the enslavement of fellow men and women.
We Americans have many things to be proud of, despite the criticism we take from many countries and cultures abroad. Nobody can legitimately dispute the spectacularness of our landing human beings on the surface of the moon, or our command of the atom and our striving to see that all people's of the earth are not deprived of their basic human rights of freedom of thought and freedom of religion, as well as our generous sharing of knowledge and wealth. Internally we may argue ferociously over the means we use to meet the ends we seek, but few debate the basic tenets so eloquently penned by Thomas Jefferson in the Preamble to The Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.A trip to Washington D.C. is almost a necessary pilgrimage to those who see the wonder in our nation and its amazing creation. I was fortunate enough to visit Washington D.C., and I'd like to share some of my experiences.
I have two very, very important pieces of advice to share to those who visit Washington D.C.
The White House
The Washington Monument
The Lincoln Memorial