Memorials and Monuments - Wednesday

Written by Malcolm Machesky

Thank God we were there! 

Thank God we were there! 

So we started our last day later than usual because it was the last day and we're pretty tired. We hopped on the hotel shuttle to the Metro Station and headed in DC. First stop, the Washington Monument in all its glory. It was an amazingly beautiful day stop we were lucky. Then we headed over to the World War II Memorial where we took in the scene. After that it was a short walk to the  Vietnam Memorial, that had every person in chronological order of when they died. After we looked for someone with a similar name, we spent some time paying for them.

We had lunch at a cafe and after we are we where educated by Father Josh about how to juggle oranges. Since we weren't very good at it, we just need up throwing them around. After our sticky lunch we made it to the Lincoln Memorial. We all stood on the spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his 'I Have a Dream' speech.

We have a dream... 

We have a dream... 

After that we went to see the MLK Memorial. It was nice and peaceful and there where many trees all around the memorial.

After some down time we walked all the way to the metro but not until we had some ice-cream by the Washington Memorial. It was hot, we had to!

Back on the metro we travelled to a Lebanese restaurant for dinner where we decompressed from the long day and enjoyed a great meal. The bread was great.

Back on the metro, we made our way back to the hotel for Evening Prayer. There was a lot of walking today, Fr. Josh had over 18,000 steps but it was a good end to a great pilgrimage.