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World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

KILROY WAS HERE  The phrase appeared on ships, aircraft, buildings, wherever American servicemen went during World War II.  Usually accompanied by a minimalist drawing of a bald-headed, long-nosed character peering over a wall, the graffito went viral before anyone knew the term.  Its origins are uncertain, but a popular legend centers around a Quincy-based ship inspector… Read More World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Cherry Blossoms

I marked Thomas Jefferson’s birthday last night by joining the throngs of locals and visitors peeping at the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. The blooms range in color from snowy white to cheery pink. And they look spectacular against the setting sun. Leslie CarboneLifestyle Blogger | Travel Buff | Time‘s 2006 Person of the… Read More Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

The Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms are in full peak! A 1912 gift of national friendship from Japan, the 3,000 trees bloom snowy white to dusky pink from the Washington Monument to the Jefferson Memorial. The full flowers are likely to last only about another week, so now’s the time to go see them. Leslie CarboneLifestyle… Read More Cherry Blossoms in Bloom