Once we got going again, the rain subsided for a bit and we went to the World War II Memorial.
My Granddad Griffin served in the Navy during World War II as a doctor in Okinawa, so this memorial has some extra special meaning to all of us.
Also, my Uncle Jack's dad served in the Army in Italy during World War II. He told us that his dad never talked about the war. But his mom said that it really affected him.
It is a beautiful monument filled with lots of powerful quotes.
I love this quote.
We left the monument got back on the bus to go to the National Museum of American History.
When we arrived at the museum, we learned that there was an event being held there that evening so they were closing early.
Belton wasn't too bummed, because we went back to the hotel early!