Cherry blossoms reach their peak in Washington just in time for Union Members

washington The blooming of the US capital’s cherry blossoms reached its peak on April 5, two days before bus loads of our union members arrived to see this beautiful annual event.

The cherry blossoms have been blooming in D.C. since they were planted in 1912 as a gift from the Japanese. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million people flock to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which began as a modest affair but has since grown to a three-week-long extravaganza.
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2018-04-13 08.58.39 The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.  Directly behind the Lincoln statue you can read the words of Royal Cortissoz carved into the wall: “IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER.”

washington1 The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States

Our members had a great time seeing these sites as well as shopping.

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In total we had 8 buses arrive in Washington DC.  The weather was not the greatest, but our members had a great time and look forward to our next trip.

Check with your Business Agent or call the office for details on our next trip this fall 2018.

 

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