There was a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday, marking 150 years since our nation's first war dead were buried there.  If you've never been to this national landmark, you might want to put it on your list.  For me, It was a profound moment to realize that as far as I could see, in every direction, there was a white marker representing a life sacrificed while serving our nation.  Remember, Memorial Day is more than the 'unofficial start' to summer.

Also, this past Monday, the Washington Monument reopened to the public, nearly three years after an earthquake in Virginia did a lot of damage to the 555-foot tall obelisk.

And of course, all the Smithsonian Museums are really cool.  I would really like to go back to revisit a few things and see some that I missed.  Among all the tributes to those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice to our nation, I thought that the Korean War Memorial was the most haunting.