From there it was a bus tour of some of the monuments. There was the Washington Monument, now free from scaffolding.
There was the World War II Memorial. I had a great uncle who fought in Germany and many other relatives who have served in the military, including my dad, who was in Korea. No one can visit this memorial and not feel pride and gratitude.
Our last stop was to see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which looks across the waters at the Jefferson Memorial.
Today will feature experiences at the Smithsonian Museums and a reception hosted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden at the home of the Vice President.
I have often told my Latin students that if they wanted to see Rome in its heyday, they should visit Washington, D.C., for there they will see Classical architecture, Latin inscriptions, and people from all nations going about business in the capital of a world-leading nation. Indiana plays a proud role in the country whose government rests in this city, and I hope all Hoosiers will enjoy these few pictures of our shared legacy.