In total disclosure I need to tell you that it was an uneventful flight and aside from a few bumps from turbulence there had been nothing to excite even the white-knuckler in me. I’d even sailed through the new Pre-Check Security line at SeaTac with coat and shoes on and liquids and computer in my bag – three minutes max.
I am glad I waited until this morning, September 12th to finish it though because I can show you a sample of how the Arlington, Virginia city scape appeared as we arrived on September 11th. (I am attending a conference here this week, we are just blocks from the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.
It was a landscape of patriotism.
And the one that really caught my eye is a block from our hotel on the Arlington Courthouse complex. It marks the site of Fort Woodbury that had been on this location from 1861 - 1865. It also reads:
Defenses of Washington”