Our final day in Washington DC was spent getting Banjo in shape. We hiked from monument to memorial during one of the hottest days this summer. Our challenge was keeping Banjo cool and hydrated. As walked the mall we were reminded of the sacrifice made by others to protect our freedom. The two most poignant reminders are the Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial 's message is that "Freedom Is Not Free".
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial visually depicts the high cost of freedom. The black granite wall contains a seemingly endless list of soldiers that paid the ultimate price or are still MIA/POW.