Reflect Upon our Religious Heritage on a Christian Tour of Washington
You stand silently as you look upon the Vietnam War Memorial, reading name after name of soldiers who gave their lives for our country. Over your right shoulder, the stately pillars of the National World War II Memorial honor the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation. To your left stands the Lincoln Memorial, where the carved inscription of Lincoln’s second inaugural address speaks of God’s divine providence. The soft sounds of nature rise from the nearby tidal basin, mingling with the whispered conversations that echo across the Reflecting Pool. You are reminded you of how, since our country began, the promises of Scripture have interlaced with our political ideals, echoing throughout our history. You say a prayer of gratitude: for freedom, for security, and for the presence of God in our nation’s heritage.