Just wandering …

For you who work in the Federal govt.; those of you in DC; have you walked among the monuments? have you read the inscriptions? have you ever thought of what it would be like to be that person? what life was like for them? have you ever asked youself what have I done for the ideals they dedicated their life to? the things they fought and died for? Every day you have a piece of it. Do you have the peace of it?

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Andrea Baker

I thought a little of that when we did our lip dub last year, and on occasion I sit and marvel at our history. We forget about our past a lot as we are always thinking towards the future. Sometimes it helps to reflect. Its actually, energizing.

Noel Dickover

The Jefferson Memorial is the one I often find myself just reading the walls on. And really, for those who haven’t tried it, I highly recommend going at night when its all lit up like a beacon on the horizon.

Adriel Hampton

Great thought-starter, Jack. I was wandering around DC this morning for the first time. The Civil War guys I was in awe of, the guy in front of the Treasury, I just couldn’t get over how uncomfortable his clothes looked.

Andrew Krzmarzick

I never grow tired of walking through the FDR Memorial…day or night. I always get inspired and reinvigorated for public service. Also, I try to run on the Mall and marvel at the Capitol Building, the Washington monument and more when I am in town.

I had the chance to experience London and Paris earlier this year, and Washington is still one of the most beautiful cities in the world in my mind…though our history is not as long, it is as storied and the principles on which our nation is founded are worth meditating upon from time to time…and allowing the stones and statues and stunning views to feel, especially at this time of year, a sense of thanksgiving.


I used to live near Eastern Market and whenever I looked down Pennsylvania walking towards the Capitol…it would still just blow me away. The buildings and tradition are just amazing.