October 31, 2013

Here Rests in Honored Glory

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I wasn’t expecting to be away from my blog for a full week, but between my trip to DC, the Red Sox in the World Series (and winning!) and re-engaging with the real job, I have found it hard to get back to the blog. But that ends today. I’m back.

So about that hiatus — I was in DC to run the Marine Corps Marathon for the fourth time for  Team Chris, a charity that is very dear to me. I won’t go into great detail about the charity’s genesis or the incredible things they do, except to say that Team Chris runners raised enough money to sponsor a couple of service dogs for returning wounded warriors. Amazing stuff.

The highlights of the weekend were the presentation before the pasta dinner on Saturday and the marathon itself on Sunday. But there was a good deal of time to kill before the festivities commenced.

On Saturday afternoon I walked through Arlington National Cemetery with a few of my friends from Long Island. We made our way to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where we watched the changing of the guard and the wreath changing ceremony. Both are solemn and moving.

This is one of my favorite shots from the visit.

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