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Washington DC Photo Gallery Memorial Day in Washington

Memorial Day in Washington

Memorial Day, May 25, 2003, Rolling Thunder was held to pay respect and honor towards the brave Americans that have served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for America and the world.

Operation Rolling Thunder (also known as the "Rolling Thunder Program", in terminology of the McNamara Department of Defense) was the code name for a U.S. military campaign during the Vietnam War, the bombing of North Vietnam by air units of the U.S. Seventh Air Force, Task Force 77, and the South Vietnamese Air Force. Rolling Thunder was the first of three sustained bombing campaigns against North Vietnam, followed in 1972 by Operation Linebacker and Operation Linebacker II.

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This type of wreath stood out just because of it's shape.

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This one represented the 27th Infantry during Korean War.

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The statue of this soldier represents the point man in a platoon during the Korean War. *

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The Korean War Memorial was very surrealistic.

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All of the soldiers stood over 6 feet tall.

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The memorial was very realistic, even down to the type of weapons the soldiers had for that period of time.

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One of the many images engraved into the Korean War Memorial.

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People showing their respect.

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A memorial to all soldiers.

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Red white and blue roses were placed all over the monument.

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A U.S. Navy female dress hat. *

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A beautiful wreath placed at the feet of the statued vietnam soldiers, before the Vietnam Wall.

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A deep and very touching moment between a Vet. and his son.

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An American flag had been tucked into the hand hold of an M-16.

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Notice the nickels dropped behind the ammo belt. Make a wish. *

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