I’m preparing for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the west front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2017. So steeped in tradition, the presidential inaugurations have deviated little in the two centuries since Washington’s inauguration. Think of it…from George to Donald and all the presidents in between. Our great nation just keeps rolling on…nothing can stop her…nothing.
While preparing for the Inaugural …I’m discovering so much about this baroque city and its beauty. My golden self enjoys the rich history of the District of Columbia…at every turn in this metropolis there is history hiding…symbolism abounds…take for instance the State of Freedom who sits atop of the Capitol dome. She’s been there since 1863…many have little or no idea about her.
The Statue of Freedom took her high place while our country was in the midst of our Civil War……the War between the States. She continues to symbolically protect our nation’s capitol. She ignites the history buff in me and I’m so glad.
On your next visit be sure to send an air-kiss up to this bronze (I see her as golden…but that’s just my 4 paws position.) beauty in appreciation for what she represents and how she steadily stands guard over our special city for all people.
Just think for a moment about all she has viewed from on high. Blows my golden mind.