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Letter: D.C. visit leaves us beaming with pride

D.C. visit leaves us beaming with pride

An item on our bucket list included a tour of the White House to view the Christmas decorations. In order to obtain the coveted tickets, we contacted Congressman Brian Higgins’ office in July. The desired tickets arrived and much to our delight, a tour of the Capitol, including the House and Senate galleries, was offered by members of the congressman’s staff. While in the Senate gallery, a spirited debate regarding gun control was witnessed, along with listening to several items entered into the congressional record while in the House gallery.

A visit to the National Archives to view to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Holocaust Museum and Ford’s Theatre and Museum all are free of charge. On Dec. 7 we attended services at the World War II Memorial to commemorate the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The oldest World War II veteran was present (110 years young!) and two survivors of the attack were in attendance. It was a great experience to be able to thank these war heroes for their service to our country.

Upon our return to Buffalo, we are beaming with good old-fashioned American pride. We encourage all Americans to take the trip to Washington to observe our government in action and take advantage of visiting the many wonderful museums that our nation’s capital offers.

Jo-Anne Wylie


Lisa Wylie