Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day

A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I ventured out to DC for the weekend and went through the Holocaust Museum and after that, paid a visit to the Arlington Cemetery. To say the least, it was quite an intense day. If anyone has not taken the time to visit the Holocaust Museum, I highly recommend it. In spite of the portrayals Hollywood (ick) has put out through the years, it certainly takes a hold of you as we somberly walked through the halls and watched the actual video footage with heavy hearts. It is tragic that World turned the other way while atrocities were inflicted on a specific group of people for no fault of their own, through evil and calculated strategies. And there is certainly a lot of that going on now as we speak as well.

At Arlington we witnessed the changing of the Honor Guard, which was a solid display of reverence, discipline and patriotism. We met a veteran who was 93 years old named Dodd. A fantastic human being and quite the engaging conversationalist. He was one of the first Honor Guards way back in 1937, I believe. He even invited us over to his home.I told him I would take him up on the offer as I hope to make the trip and grab a photo essay in the process, soon.

I was able to capture some images of Dodd as he placed the wreath and some images of the Honor Guard who did not let the severe downpour affect them one bit.


Bob M. Montgomery said...

Great stuff, Arun. Really powerful captures.

arun said...

Thanks Bob. It was quite sobering !!