The weather changed today. It was very breezy and downright cold. Burrr....
I went to the Pentagon today. A young lady who grew up in our church works there now - she is in the Navy. She gave me a great tour. I was surprised by a couple of things. First, the building is not tall. It's only 4 stories high but it is huge. It is like a small city all by itself. Second, planes fly right overhead, all day long. Considering what happened there on 9/11, I was taken aback by that.
I wasn't allowed to take any pictures and that made me sad as I passed the halls where many beautiful quilts were hanging. These have been made by families and organizations and even children as a way of remembering the victims of 9/11. They were absolutely beautiful and each one symbolized so much love and pain. I could have gazed at them all day long.
The newly built memorial is beautiful too. It was hard to walk through the rows of benches and read the names and know how much they are missed.
This evening my sister and I went to the movie, The Secret Life of Bees. We really enjoyed it. I have never read the book and since I always think the books are better, I'm going to look for it at the used book store.
And we haven't yet decided what's on the docket for tomorrow, but we are tossing around a couple of ideas. It will either be one of the Smithsonian's or the National Archives. We walked past the National Archives tonight on our way to the theater and it looks just live the cover of National Treasure!