Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Natl. Building Museum & Natl.Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

March 27th found us in DC once again. This time visiting the National Building Museum. The building which was used during the civil war as the Pension Office, is now used to commemorate American architecture. That day the building was the site for the opening ceremony for the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival.

This enormous space in the middle of the building has been the setting for the inaugural balls of several presidents.

Right across the street from the Natl. Building Museum is the Natl. Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. It is the monument to the law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history dating back to the first known death in 1792. Names are added each spring and are etched into 2 curving 304 ft. long marble walls.

After all that touring around, we decided to check out one of DC's hotspots, The Dubliner. A wonderful Irish Pub & Restaurant with delicious food!!

Another successful day! Stay tuned for more!!

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