Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington)

Walking into Arlington National Cemetery there's a certain heaviness you feel in both your body and soul, that owes to the solemnity of the hallowed ground you are about to experience. Your chest at once fills with a sense of sadness and pride for you know the best of our nation, those who have risked life and limb for our safety and the ideals we hold dear, are resting here eternally.  Before you the seemingly … [Read more...]

Lincoln’s Tomb State Historic Site (Springfield)

Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Lincoln's Tomb State Historic Site is indeed is the burial place of Abraham Lincoln one of the most important presidents in the history of our country.  The entrance to the tomb is marked by a beautiful monument with a bronze statue of Mr. Lincoln. We read in a few of our guidebooks that we were supposed to rub the nose of the statue for good luck.  Walking up we noticed that the nose was quite shiny so each of us … [Read more...]