The morning began with a visit to the Iwo Jima also known as the Marine Corp memorial. Here we watched the Marines practice for their Sunset Parade.
Next, we headed to Arlington National Cemetery. Our tour took us to President John F. Kennedy's grave, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and the Arlington House. We watched the reverent ceremony of the changing of the guards and we witnessed a fighter jet fly over for the burial of a veteran. It was a beautiful but sobering experience.
After our tour we headed to the National Archives this is where the original drafts of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights are kept. They are in a large room for viewing, but these documents can be protected from disasters and attacks because they are placed in secured vaults.
We spent the rest of the afternoon touring the memorials and monuments. We saw the World War II, Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam War, and Korean War memorials. We also, drove past the Albert Einstein statue. Then it was off to the Pentagon City Mall for dinner, shopping and relaxation!