Friday, April 29, 2016

National Park Week: Air Force Memorial

Every time we drive into Arlington or into DC, Elizabeth always asks about the Air Force Memorial.  We have never been to the Air Force Memorial, so I made it our last park on our tour for National Park week.

It was a cloudy, windy day, but we had a great time visiting the memorial, learning a few things, and speaking with an Air Force veteran that had stopped to visit the memorial.

 So after visiting the Air Force Memorial, I stopped by their website to learn about the spires.
You should all take a minute to read, I found it very fascinating. 

 The Memorial was opened in 2006, only ten years ago. 
 I can hardly believe how "young" it is compared to other memorials around here.

 The girls loved the view and enjoyed the large, open space.

 Elizabeth had the biggest smile the entire time we were there.
She was thrilled we came to visit "her favorite memorial".

View from our car.

We went early on a Friday morning and it wasn't crowded.
There is free parking, about 50 spots, and we didn't have any problems parking.
The memorial is beautiful and there is a lot of information on the walls that includes the history of the Air Force and special awards that have been given to a select few.
We really enjoyed our visit and I know we will be going back.

Happy Friday y'all!

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