How better to start a parade than with a beaver...
Bagpipes are sweet and should be included in all parades
Elvis and his hound!
Even Slapshot was in attendance (I took a picture just for you Brit)
After the parade festivities we got some lunch and headed over towards the Lincoln memorial for a joint services drill exhibition that Nate had heard about on the radio. On the way we stopped and admired the WWII memorial.
Nate and the Marine Corps emblem at the WWII memorial
After our brief stop at the WWII memorial we went over for the drill exhibition, which was really cool to watch. The Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Army, and Air Force all participated. The Army won, but the Air Force put on the best show. Here's a picture of the Air Force tossing all their weapons in the air at the same time!
After the drill competition, we headed up the steps to see the Lincoln memorial. Believe it or not, I've lived in Maryland my entire life up until the last few weeks and had never seen the Lincoln memorial... It's amazing what you take for granted when it's so close.
My first time at the Lincoln Memorial!
The Korean War memorial
The FDR memorial
Janne and me across the water from the Washington Memorial
And finally, our last stop of the day, the Jefferson Memorial