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© Richard Knight
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UploadedNovember 24, 2010
TakenNovember 21, 2010
ModelCanon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure1/100 sec at f/8
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Focal Length5.8 mm
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[Sunday, November 21, 2010]

I always stop by Arlington National Cemetery whenever I visit the Washington, D.C. area. I have a permanent pass, and I keep it in my briefcase.

I was in Washington all of last week. As I left The Mayflower Hotel Sunday morning, I drove south to Constitution Avenue and then west to the Lincoln Memorial. I crossed the Arlington Memorial Bridge and continued west to the Cemetery. I was waved through security and drove straight to Section 66. (That’s easy to remember. Dad loved “Route 66.”)

The Cemetery was beautiful. There was still quite a bit of color. And it was so quiet. There was no one there! That would change the next day, with ceremonies remembering President Kennedy. (Please see previous post.)

Arlington is a national treasure. Visit when you can.

Here is wishing the entire JPG Family a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We have a great group of people here. And a lot to be thankful for!

And thanks for stopping by!

50 responses

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (23 Nov 2010):

    I would love to see it sometime. The images I've seen are really intreiguing. Keep up the great stuff.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (23 Nov 2010):

    I love the color still there! It is a beautiful place! Hope you and Lady Linda have a wonderful holiday!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Nov 2010):

    Beautiful fall color there ...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..We are expecting lots of snow in the forecast.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dick!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    A perfect tribute for your father and for all of us this holiday week

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the pic. I also have permanent pass. (I also learned to drive in Arlington Cemetary when I was 15. My mother would take me there to practice driving on my learners permit.)

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    have a good one!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Used to take tours to Washington D.C. all the time, and Arlington was my favorite stop. Loved the peace and quiet, and of course the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier! AWESOME! Thank you, Richard and a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    A wonderful tribute for your father...Happy Thanksgiving Mr. Knight! : )

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Beautiful photo and words! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    I almost feel like I was there in person. Such beautiful words. Happy Thanksgiving BB!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    This is a beautiful tribute to your father; I'm sure he was always very proud of you. The cemetery looks so lovely, and I hope to see it in person one day! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, T.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Beautiful day-A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, Richard!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    You handsome man! Very nice papa-tribute. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (24 Nov 2010):

    A wonderful image, tribute, and narrative, Dick! You and your family have a great Thanksgiving too!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ,,lovely memorial tribute to your father...

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Great reminder that we the living have much to be thankful for.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    wonderful tribute!

  • Chris Sanford

    Chris Sanford (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Great shot, Dick; Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    A wonderful SP, Dick! The light is glorious. It is good to remember why we have a country for which to be thankful!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Well done -- Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (24 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving to you to Richard. Lovely portait. Hope you're having Sweet Potato Pie!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    A fine SP and capture of this remarkable cemetery, Richard. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (24 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (25 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving Richard hope it is bountiful and filled with family and friends.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (25 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving,RV! A great photo with your Dad! I always know I have an unconditional fondness for Holmes! (that why I am a fan of Katie, Tom's wife....Tom who?)

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (25 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (25 Nov 2010):

    So lovely, Happy Thanksgiving

  • allan

    allan gave props (25 Nov 2010):

    happy Thanksgiving Dick

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (26 Nov 2010):

    Happy T-Day Sir Knight.....! :)

  • dana io

    dana io gave props (26 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (26 Nov 2010):

    Thank you Dick,and the best of the holidays to you and your family,I would love to go back to Washington D.C ,IT WOULD BE IDEAL IF NO ONE ELSE WAS VISITING THE DAY I WENT !!!!!!!!!!! Love this shot.....

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2010):

    Happy Thanksgivng Richard and thanks for sharing such a powerful capture so much emotion !!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2010):

    I hope you and your family had a fantastic Thanksgiving, Richard!! This photo is so lovely and gives us many things to remember and be thankful for. I am so thankful that I live in America, and that we have such brave men and women who make many sacrifices to keep our country free!!! We do have a great JPG family here, and for that I am also very thankful.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2010):

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. !

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (28 Nov 2010):

    Excellent shot!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (29 Nov 2010):

    Arlington cemetery is one of my must see, before my demise.. I have some wonderful shots on facebook of our Veterans cemetery... I dearly love visiting there.. This is a great shot Master Richard

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (29 Nov 2010):

    A beautiful place Dick!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (29 Nov 2010):

    This looks like it was a beautiful November day Richard. I hope you had a memorable Thanksgiving!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Nov 2010):

    Very moving image, Dick. Must get there one day. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (1 Dec 2010):

    Somehow you finding that grave is strange, and staying by it is scary to me!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Dec 2010):

    Rock on Richard.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (1 Dec 2010):

    What a heartwarming photograph. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Sorry, I'm a little late.

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (2 Dec 2010):

    a late, but heartfelt, Happy Thanksgiving to you as well...

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (3 Dec 2010):

    This shot moves me quite a bit, as I visit my grandfathers resting place in Lincoln Nebraska, i remember what I can of him...what a great shot, of a loving compassionate and great son....Thank You

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (5 Dec 2010):

    A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too, Dick. Nice portrait shot.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (10 Dec 2010):

    Belated Thanksgiving to you!!!Nice portrait!!! Look smart!!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato said (28 Oct 2011):

    The American cemeteries are absolutely perfect and sober, I have always
    admired, a green lawn with headstones all the same equidistant between them, to remind us that in death there is no distinction, we are all equal. In our cemeteries are absurd stones, marbles, flowers of every kind, including plastic, niches one above the other, with lights that mimic a burning, weeping angels kneeling sculptures and extravagant dedications. No peace even in death. This your picture next to your father's beautiful and moving tribute and remembrance Best can not be both.

  • Kate McCrea

    Kate McCrea said (21 Nov 2011):

    Thanks for rubbing it in :) Some people talk about visiting all the oceans or resort communities. My goal is to visit as many national cemeteries as I can. My health has been an issue, so STL and MI will have to do for now. Have you been to the cemetery in Mackinac, MI? It's incredible. The people of the island thought the government was doing the up keep and the government thought the islanders were. Very tragic, flags always @ half staff. Worth the trip.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (11 Jun 2014):

    Wonderful tribute image to your Dad and I know he was proud knowing you were standing there....

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