Friday, December 28, 2012

Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA

I received my copy of "Light" the publication of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial recently. It included this picture and  also this information: "The George Washington Masonic Memorial is more than a colossal memorial and museum. It is a tourist attraction and destination; research center and library; community center; performing arts center and concert hall; banquet and celebration site; and meeting site for local and countless visiting Masonic lodges and organizations. However, first and foremost, it is a memorial to honor and perpetuate the memory, character and virtues of the man who best exemplifies what Freemasons are and ought to be, Brother George Washington."
During our first years back in the D.C. area, we lived in South Arlington, just up King Street from Alexandria and the Memorial. I enjoyed telling many fellow travelers what it was as we would land or take-off from Reagan National Airport. Elaine and I visited it on one occasion but spent very little time there. It is an example of how people should take the time to visit interesting places when they have the opportunity. It was build in 1922 and stands 331'lhigh. I wonder if son Jon and Mary have ever visited it during their  many years in the area??

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