The impressive Arlington Cemetary
As i mentionned before my whole trip was great but there were two things that really impressed me. The first thing was visiting the grand canyon. The second one was visiting Arlington Cemetary. People told me before my trip that this was a place i should visit but i couldn't imagine that it would impress me as much as it did. We arrived here on sundaymorning and it was really busy at the entrance. We walked to the grave of John F. Kennedy. Many people were taking photos there and so did we but i was most impressed by all the graves of the soldiers. Not the ones with the nice tombs but the ones with the small white stone. There were so many of them. No matter what way i looked, there were graves everywhere. Some of people that died because of their age but there were also people my age or even younger.
All those graves
We walked away from all those people and walked on some quiet paths and then it really gets you. It really makes you quiet to walk there and to realise how many soldiers gave their lives. We walked to the Iwo Jima monument and when we got closer to it, we heard the Dutch anthem. It was played by a carillon. A plate on it says that is was a gift from the people from The Netherlands to the people of the United States of America. We didn't know we gave that (and i think there aren't Dutch people who do know) but it was really nice. Like the Arlington Cemetary, the Iwo Jima statue (which is actually named the United States Marine Corps War Memorial) was also very impressive. Like many people, i had already seen the statue in movies but i couldn't imagine that it was this big. I loved the fact that you could see real emotions on the faces of the soldiers in the statues. And the hands around the flag were also perfect. We walked back to the entrance again and we were all quiet of what we had seen.