The U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum

The United States Memorial Holocaust Museum (USMHM) is America’s official memorial to the Holocaust. It is located in Washington, D.C. and was opened in 1993. My daughter and I visited the USMHM last week; this was my second visit and her first. We both moved quietly through the three main floors of the permanent exhibit…

Contrasts: Lady Victory

This gilded bronze statue of a winged Lady Victory stands atop the First Division Monument in Washington, D.C. President Calvin Coolidge dedicated the monument in 1924 to commemorate First Division members who gave their lives in World War I. It has since been updated to include the names of all First Division members from World…

Honor Flight Network

Yesterday after dropping my daughter off at the airport, my husband and I were walking out and noticed a big commotion. Two long lines of sign holding, American flag waving people had gathered and were beginning to cheer.   This large crowd of well wishers had turned out to pay their respects to WWII and…