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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:47 PM

I paid my respects at the grave of SC Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today [View all]

in Arlington National Cemetery. I also stopped by SC Justice Thurgood Marshall and Admiral Hyman Rickover (both buried very close to RBG). In the Navy I squeezed past Admiral Rickover in a passageway on my boat when he paid a visit. I also visited President John F. Kennedyís grave and those of his brothers. It was my first visit to Arlington National Cemetery, and I am humbled by the experience.

I had been in Washington, D.C. the past couple of days - my first trip there as well, I hope to return soon, as I didnít get nearly enough crammed into two short days, I did get to see the cherry blossoms at peak, however, and that was what spurred my trip in the first place. I stayed in a hotel in Kalorama, but I didnít get a sighting of President Barack Obama in his neighborhood. I visited the Vietnam War Memorial a couple of hours before President Joe Biden visited and made an etching of a soldierís name on the wall.

Is it possible to fall in love with a city at first sight? I regret not visiting sooner. I was overwhelmed by the scale of public monuments, buildings, and projects that demonstrate our democracy in action on a grand scale. My blood boils when I think of those insurrectionists defiling the Capitol. They are traitors of the highest order, but I digress.

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