Flight 93 National Memorial

In Memory of 40 Heroes

Located in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, the Flight 93 National Memorial honors the 40 crew and passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 who died on September 11, 2001. The flight was hijacked by terrorists who intended to attack Washington, DC.  The plane crashed in a field near Shanksville after passengers and crew fought back against the terrorists who had taken control of the flight.

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Celebrating the US National Park Service: Happy 100th Anniversary

Washington Monument and National WWII Memorial

Washington Monument and National WWII Memorial

 

I live near Washington, DC, and the area is full of National Parks, Monuments, Historic Sites, and Museums. Most of them are free to visitors. It is a wonderful place to spend a holiday if you have kids. The sites are managed by the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th birthday.

 

Section of the C&O Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Canal,

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

 

Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin Cherry Trees

Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin

 

United States Air Force Memorial

United States Air Force Memorial

 

Twilight for the Fallen, Gettysburg National Military Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg National Military Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

 

President Abe Lincoln. The Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

 

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Geological Vista

Grand View

Grand Canyon, South Rim, Arizona

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Battlefield Sundown

The Calm Before The Storm

General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park.Pennsylvania

Gouverneur Kemble Warren (1830 –1882), a civil engineer and Union Army general during the American Civil War, is remembered for the July 2, 1863 defense of Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.  A bronze statue of Warren by Karl Gerhardt (1853–1940) overlooks the battlefield from Little Round Top in Gettysburg National Military Park. It was dedicated in 1888.

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Desert Dust in the Mornin Light

Desert Dust at Dawn

Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park,Namibia

 

Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. The sand on the shadow side of the dunes is a pastel, rather that the bright orange color on the eastern side, as the sun rises.

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Pink It Is #11

Arizona Sunrise Pink

Sunrise Pink, The Grand Canyon, ARizona

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