Day 5 - Washington DC and the War Memorials
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel we headed to the Memorial Mall in Washington DC. We split up into small groups and were free to tour the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall Memorial, The Korean War Memorial, The World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument Plaza. Lunch was taken in at the refreshment huts along the Mall. Dinner came early at the Hard Rock Cafe followed by a concert at the World War II Memorial Plaza. We played to a fairly large crowd that had gathered to hear us. After the concert, we headed over to the Jefferson Memorial followed by the Martin Luther King Memorial and the FDR Memorial. After dark at Mr. Bill's suggestion we re-toured the Korean War Memorial after dark to experience the ghostly figures at night.
Early morning arrival at Arlington National Cemetery waiting for tram
Eternal Flame at Kennedy gravesite
Enjoying the DC view despite the mild drizzle of rain
Another Scout Troop participating in the ceremonies
at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier
Climbing the steps at Lincoln Memorial
Ms. Karen posing under Indiana
Hey mom! Check out my photo of you!
Yours truly posing under Indiana at the WWII Memorial
Youth asking Mr. Bill where to go next
Youth head out in a variety of moods!
Part of the crew found the Boy Scout Memorial Statue
Playing at the WWII Memorial
Mr. Bob standing tall on his platform and steps!
Clarinets section playing their passages
Scout Band Banner at WWII Memorial
Band poses for photos just before playing next tune
Banner and Flags with the Band
Mr. Bob explains the next piece to be played
Emily Dick from WTWO Station in Terre Haute shoots video
Emily Dick getting footage for her coverage of us
Band plays under the American Flag
Band plays on next to Washington Monument
Audience view of the Band playing concer at WWII Memorial
Fountains behind Band at WWII Memorial
Another view of the banner and flags in front of water fountain
Scout Band concert framed inside WWII Memorial
Scout Band standing to take applause
Scout Band sings "Scouting We Go"
Scout Band posing for photos after the concert
Scout Band posing with Jefferson Memorial behind
Crew taking pictures of picture takers!
The Scout Band Support Crew!
Climbing the steps at Jefferson Memorial in the evening
Crew checking out Jefferson Statue
Comparing photos inside and outside
Finding inscriptions on the wall at Jefferson Memorial
Ms. Michelle getting that perfect photo
Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Sculpture
Boys tired of walking and reading memorials
Boys posing with FDR
Eerie Korean War Memorial at night!