When going dark becomes light itself


Rays of the sun flooding Arlington National Cemetery as seen from the bridge to such honor during my pilgrimage witnessing light in the darkness. Visited were:

  • United States Holocaust Memorial
  • National Police Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Vietnam War Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • USMC Memorial
  • Memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr
  • National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, whose various national chapels in honor of the Mother of God often commemorate untold numbers of martyrs in various countries visiting those shrines during dire persecutions

More on all of these in future posts. I had intended to go to the CIA memorials but ran out of time. What impressed me deeply was the brightness of the honor in all the darkness. The brightness of the honor that could not, cannot and will not be besmirched with compromise. I was filled with zeal to strive to join however unworthily that noble company. And for that great gift I thank them for being a light in the darkness.

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One response to “When going dark becomes light itself

  1. Glad you’re back safe and sound.

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