I'm not surprised you couldn't find any visitor's parking at the Pentagon. I'm sure it's disappointing for many tourists. For future reference - park on the other side of the freeway - there's a big mall and parking deck or even meter parking - and use the pedestrian tunnels under the freeway to get on to the Pentagon grounds. The 9/11 memorial is to your left as you approach the Pentagon. Fortunately, the parking restrictions aren't enforced on the 4th of July.
I agree but I'll go one further and say a lot of people don't know anything about the founding of the country much less the origins of the Flag or what it stands for. I noticed that the school patrols - 6 graders - did not know how to fold the flag after taking it down; they crumpled it. No other adult said anything so I did. It was kind of depressing. http://www.mapsofworld.com/flags/united ... -flag.html http://www.usflag.org/foldflag.html
The link you sent was great! We need to sing the whole song when we sing the Star Spangled Banner.
I didn't get to be in any parades this year; too many volunteers - for some reason there are a lot of new faces at the political rallies lately.
The true election cycle now. I'll be working the phone banks in the effort to remove our current Representative come the NOV elections. This guy doesn't seem to know what's coming and so much the better.
I hope you have a great week. I'm looking forward to actually meeting you'll come August. Take care, Lisa