Erik's trip to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore June and July, 2014

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June 28 Saturday Air Fore Memorial
Day 11

We went with cousins Monroe and Dee to visit the new Air Force Memorial. Monroe was a four-star general in the Air Force and instrumental in creating the Air Force Memorial. The original design was very uninspiring, and Monroe was part of a committee that rejected that design and had this new one made, with three jet tracks soaring into the sky.
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Gen. Monroe and Dee Hatch in front of the plaque that bears his name

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from the Air Force Memorial you an see a little corner of Arlington Cemetery

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you can also see part of the Pentagon

and a distant view of the
Washington Monument

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In addition to the soaring jets and the honor guard statue, there were three plaques dedicated to the guiding ideals of the Air Force and quotes illustrating those ideals. Grandma Martha, Grandpa Arthur, and Gen. Monroe Hatch can be seen reflected in the surfaces.

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Dee, Monroe, Erik, and Arthur

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After seeing the Air Force Memorial, we drove to Capital Harbor and took a ride on the new Capital Wheel — a huge ferris wheel similar to the London "Eye". Then back home to Dee and Monroe's house and dinner.