Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day

World War II Memorial
The New Hampshire and New York columns of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Washington Monument is in the background.

The World War II Memorial was dedicated in May 2004. It honors "the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home." It is a beautiful memorial and a "fitting and proper" tribute to those who served, but sometimes I fear we miss the point.

As Abraham Lincoln said in another time:
"It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled ... have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract ... It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought [have] so nobly advanced."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Red Sox vs. Tigers

Gary Sheffield at Bat  Daisuke Matsuzaka  Fenway Park

On Monday night, the Red Sox beat the Tigers 7 to 1 at Fenway Park. Dice-K mastered the defending American League champs and pitched the first complete game of his MLB career. It was a great night for a ball-game.

For more photos, see my Red Sox vs. Tigers set on Flickr. 

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Road Trip Photos

Washington Monument

Ten states. Ten days. Over 2800 miles and 400 pictures. We have just returned from a road trip to visit friends and family. And we did lots of sightseeing along the way. We visited Gettysburg, the National Zoo, the D.C. monuments, Williamsburg, the Outer Banks and more. I won't post all 400 pictures, but as I sift through them, I will add the best ones to this set on Flickr.