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Summer Walkabouts : Arlington Cemetary

Summer has been busy here.  We’ve had family visiting from other places, gone to visit family ourselves, and had a wedding reception.  Most of that was within one month!  It’s been a great summer! We took an opportunity when family was visiting to go with them to some of the sights nearby.  One place we visited was Arlington Cemetary.   The view of Washington, DC from Kennedy’s tomb is spectacular. We also went to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.   And saw the changing of the guard.  It was 95 degrees that day.  Not including the heat index.     There is someone guarding the tomb 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, rain, sleet, snow or sun.  The qualifications for the assignment are intense and those that receive it, take it very seriously.   We didn’t complain about the heat.