Monday, April 7, 2008

A Sunday Outing

Yesterday we crossed two more things off of Carrie's "DC To Do List" by going to the Holocaust Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. It was a somber day to be sure, and Andrew disrespectfully called it "the day of death". We had a good time though, despite the hoards of tourists that have all of a sudden descended on the city like locusts. We had to park about a mile away on the "bad side" of DC and Carrie was very excited about the graffiti and underpasses we walked through - convinced we were going to be mugged. We survived though, and both places were a great reminder of freedom and for how much I have to be grateful.

My favorite quote of the day, one that really made me think, was:

"When they came for the communists, I was silent, because I was not a communist;
When they came for the socialists, I was silent, because I was not a socialist;
When they came for the Jews, I did not protest, because I was not a Jew;
When they came for me, there was no one left to protest on my behalf."
Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984)