GDG- Lincoln's B-day

John Grim jgrim1941 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 07:32:50 CST 2012


Peter

    Sounds like a great idea...Feb. 12th at the Lincoln monument??  Keep me
abreast and I've already put it on my calendar. It would be nice to invite
members.  I would vote for the Hard Times on King Street but anyplace is
fine.  At worst it will be you and I and perhaps a few locals I know.  If
we don't meet before then at least we have a starting time and a good
event.   Thanks for the invite and heads-up.   John

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM, <CWMHTours at aol.com> wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> FYI-
>
> In case anyone is interested some 1/2 dz times I have trucked  my behind
> down to the Lincoln Memorial for the Lincoln Birthday  Commemoration.
>
> It is unforgettable.  They do speeches, normally  bring in the general in
> charge of the Military District of Washington, and a  whole buncha
> reenactors
> and women in Mary Lincoln dresses.  Goes on for a  good two hours.
>
> Way cool.
>
> And, here's what's really cool....  At the end of the  ceremony they bring
> in the finest bestest bugle player from Ft. Myer to play  Taps.  I am under
> the impression that Ft Myer is the premier place for  buglers.
>
> The inside walls are polished Indiana sandstone (I  think).  When they play
> Taps in there it goes down to the depths of you  spine.and chills you.  The
> notes seem to float inside the polished stone  walls like colored bubbles.
>
> I have heard Taps over many years.
>
> You'll never hear it like it sounds in the utter quiet of the  Lincoln
> Memorial.
>
> If I am not working I will probly go down.  All are  invited to go.
>
> Then afterwards we will fight over where to get chili in  DC.
>
> Your  Most Obedient Servant,
> Peter
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