Our nation’s capital, Washington, DC,  gave me a feeling. It wasn’t a feeling unbeknownst to me. I’ve had the feeling before when hearing the national anthem, watching the Olympic Games and seeing the men and women who serve our country return home. The feeling I am speaking of is patriotism.

Washington National Monument

Washington National Monument

I’ve always thought I needed to leave the US in order to have unique experiences in travel. I couldn’t have been more wrong. America is exceptionally beautiful! Washington, D.C. is a city that  holds so many interesting treasures.

My husband’s work trip, the reason for this visit to Washington, D.C., was on the same day as the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The area was very busy with the media documenting the events of the day. Below is a photo of the Freedom Wall at the World War II Memorial.

The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom

We took the time to visit The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial

And the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial

The memorial I enjoyed the most was The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The sight encompassed so many great quotes from a man who was known for his dedication to equality and innovative ideas. The ideas expressed by him acted as a catalyst for our young nation. The memorial was long overdue and I was happy to have the chance to see it in person.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial