Today, I took the family down to Arlington National Cemetery to visit the grave of my grandfather. He died about six years before the birth of my oldest son, so it makes me sad that he'll never be able to share stories of his exploits as a Marine Corps aviator during World War II, especially with my son's growing interest in history. But Finn (pictured below) was thrilled to be reminded that he shares a birthday with the old Leatherneck.
It was a challenging outing due to the heat and the difficulty of locating the marker, but our efforts were rewarded with a surprise close-up encounter with the Presidential motorcade just as we began to head back. Pretty darn neat!
|Finn meets his great-grandfather|