World War II Memorial

It’s kind of ironic that last Thursday I posted pictures of my family at The National Mall before I was born. On Saturday, my mother returned to the scene of the crime, so to speak. We live close to D.C. but we never go. We’re way to used to non-City traffic. Ours isn’t exactly Montana, but it sure isn’t D.C. either! My mom was navigating for a co-worker, who was driving a group of kids to The Mall for the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

She borrowed my camera to take pictures while she was there, and let me tell you, I want to go there myself RIGHT NOW!  I haven’t been since an Elementary School field trip (much like the kids who got to visit this weekend). Since it’s been so long, I haven’t beeen able to see the World War II Memorial in person. Boy do I want to! I am so fascinated by World War II. I collect books, movies, pictures, anything that has to do with World War II. Yes I am watching The Pacific and yes, it’s amazing!

I decided to share the pictures she got. So enjoy!

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

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This is a picture of my Grandpa Mays. I never met him. He died in 1976. He served in WWII, but I don’t think it was long. The family says that he got sick pretty early on and got sent home quickly. I think my Mom said tuberculosis. If I’m wrong, let me know Mom! We don’t have many pictures of my Grandpa Mays, so I really enjoy this one. My Aunt has the original but she let me get a great copy of it at CVS a few years ago. I’m even working on restoring it. Well I’ve done most of the hat as you can see. I really should get back on that.

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Just for fun, I’ll give you a picture of them lowering a cucumber float so it doesn’t go into the tree. Imagine that, having balloons at a parade, for a festival devoted to trees. :p Got to look good on TV you know!

Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

And Elmo. It’s not a parade without Elmo.

Okay who’s with me for a group trip to D.C.?

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