Media – 103 FXD Upper Peninsula Country Music Radio – Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan Radio http://wfxd.com Country Music and U.P. News, Updates and Calendar Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:11:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 We Say Goodbye to Another Spectacular HarborFest at Mattson Lower Harbor in Marquette http://wfxd.com/featured/63572/we-say-goodbye-to-another-spectacular-harborfest-at-mattson-lower-harbor-in-marquette/ Sun, 27 Aug 2017 03:07:19 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=63572 We Say Goodbye to Another Spectacular HarborFest at Mattson Lower Harbor in Marquette Marquette, MI  –  August 26, 2017  –  Well, we waited all year for HarborFest and it was not a disappointment! The performances have were top notch with Friday night’s headliner, Bumpus, being everything that was advertised and Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, Kashmir bringing it home this evening. The local bands kept things moving both days […]]]> We Say Goodbye to Another Spectacular HarborFest at Mattson Lower Harbor in Marquette

These guys really took control of the crowd.

Marquette, MI  –  August 26, 2017  –  Well, we waited all year for HarborFest and it was not a disappointment! The performances have were top notch with Friday night’s headliner, Bumpus, being everything that was advertised and Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, Kashmir bringing it home this evening. The local bands kept things moving both days with a variety of music genres including music from “college favorite” Lumi, and my favorite, Trailer Hitch!

Many members of the community came down to support their local bands and the Marquette West Rotary. Brian from Great Lakes Wine and Spirits and the Marquette West Rotary stated, “I have attending a number of these events over the years; this is by fair the best turn out we have had yet.”

After trolling the packed streets for a parking spot Friday evening, I wandered through Lower Harbor to check out The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association’s antique canoes and kayaks. Stunned by the amazing craftsmanship, I snapped photos of a gorgeous wooden kayak with magenta dyed wood inlaid into its body. I hit up the the awesome food trucks, and of course, the craft brews in the beer tent. Trying out Rollin’ Smoke BBQ for the first time, I settled on “The Potbelly” Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich. Cooked with a Carolina inspired mustard based BBQ sauce and topped with coleslaw, Rollin’ Smoke quickly claimed first place on my favorite food truck list.

Now that’s a big trout.

Growing later in the day visitors enjoyed free bean bag toss games under the big tent hosted by Double Trouble DJs, while some practiced for the Saturday’s tournament. The crowd nearly doubled as the sun set and we welcomed Bumpus to the stage. They took control of the crowd as everyone danced to beat of each song. Playing through until close, this one-night only concert was something to remember!

Things kicked off bright and early this morning with the South Shore Fishing Association’s Marquette Bay Classic Fall Fishing Tournament. With over $12,000 in cash prizes on the “line” as well as 31 awards to be given out, fishermen took this tournament “reel” seriously. Teams joined in later in the day for the weigh sporting names like, Reel Solid and Out of Line.

The classic car show near Double Trouble’s giant inflatables was a real hit with people touring each aisle to study the cars; I may have drooled in front of the two classic mustangs for a bit myself.

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Kashmir playing at HarborFest in Marquette, MI

The kids seemed to be enjoying the large inflatables including a bull ride and giant slide. The Lower Harbor Park was also filled with kids screaming and enjoying some good outdoor fun. Unfortunately, I am too old to jump in the bounce houses so I settled for Mexican Street Corn from Outlanders and some incredible fiddle playing from local band, Trailer Hitch.

Sponsored by the Marquette Maritime Museum, everyone had the chance to tour a real 11oft Coast Guard Cutter in the Marquette Harbor. It was a great chance to see how our Coast Guard lives and gave visitors a chance to thank the staff for their service. Kids also got a chance to try out their Luge skills at the U.P. Luge Club demo set up. I must say, some of the runs were pretty good!

Closing out the evening, Kashmir stole the show. From the moment they walked onto the stage they have the crowds attention, and with the first cords played, they had everyone rocking out.

Despite the threat of rain today, mother nature held out for HarborFest 2017 giving us perfect weather for the last day of this music festival and community event. I can already say I am looking forward to seeing what is to come in 2018 for another great HarborFest.

To learn more about the Marquette West Rotary and the annual HarborFest, check out their website or follow them on Facebook.

Thanks to all of the sponsors who made this year’s HarborFest possible. A special thanks to Tom Anderson of Window Outfitters located on Us41 in Negaunee Township for hauling of tables, platforms, electric stands and more. Alsot thanks to Jim from Sombrero Sound Co. for providing an awesome band line up. We appreciate the good gear and work you do.Also thanks to John Prince, of JP Electric for helping with all of the electrical needs of Marquette West Rotary’s HarborFest 2017. JP was involved in the setup and the tear down and without him the festival would not have been possible.

HarborFest – Friday, August 25th, 2017

HarborFest – Saturday, August 26th, 2017


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Super One Foods Cook Out Proceeds Benefit Special Olympics Michigan: Area 36 During One Day Meat Sale http://wfxd.com/featured/61370/super-one-foods-cook-out-proceeds-benefit-special-olympics-michigan-area-36-during-one-day-meat-sale/ Fri, 26 May 2017 20:44:06 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=61370 Super One Foods Cook Out Proceeds Benefit Special Olympics Michigan: Area 36 During One Day Meat Sale Marquette, MI – May 26, 2017 – Super One Foods in Marquette and Negaunee held their Memorial Day Weekend Meat Sale today! With huge savings on meat and other products throughout the store we had our guys from Great Lakes Radio on-air live from both stores to tell you about it. Morning Sports Drive show […]]]> Super One Foods Cook Out Proceeds Benefit Special Olympics Michigan: Area 36 During One Day Meat Sale

Joe got to chat with one of the Special Olympics program reps!

Marquette, MI – May 26, 2017 – Super One Foods in Marquette and Negaunee held their Memorial Day Weekend Meat Sale today! With huge savings on meat and other products throughout the store we had our guys from Great Lakes Radio on-air live from both stores to tell you about it.

Morning Sports Drive show hosts Ryan Ranguette and Luke Ghiardi took over the Marquette location sharing information on the massive mark downs on products like $7.67 per pound on Black Angus steaks, ground beef sirloin for just $3.59 per pound, and grill ready Ball Park Franks at $1.99 per package. The guys also got a chance to meet up with Marquette store reps to learn more about the huge remodel going on. Joe Duckworth was up in Negaunee chatting bringing news of sales storewide as well.

While Super One Foods wanted to give you a chance to have an awesome cook out this weekend for Memorial Day, the day was also about their own cook out. For just $3.00, visitors could take their pick of a brat or burger with chips! Super One Foods held the cook outs to promote Area 36 Special Olympics. All the proceeds from the cook outs were going to Michigan’s Special Olympics program that serves 156 athletes in the U.P. alone!

Listen to the live broadcasts from today’s sale and check out the pictures. Have an event you’d like covered? Shoot us a message.

Listen to the live audio below!

Marquette Super One Foods:
Luke and Ryan welcome you to Super One Foods in Marquette
Meat Man Pete on the air with Luke and Ryan
Bakery Manager stops by to chat with Luke
Stop by for a delicious cookout
Luke and Ryan thank you for tuning in to support a great cause

Negaunee Super One Foods:
Joe Duckworth says hello from Negaunee
Raising money for the Special Olympics at Super One Foods
It was all for a great cause
Joe D. talks with Jeremy about the event
Sharon talks about helping local athletes
Joe says goodbye from Super One Foods in Negaunee

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The 27th Annual UP200 and Midnight Run is Here! http://wfxd.com/featured/58934/the-27th-annual-up200-is-here/ Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:00:42 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=58934 The 2017 U.P. 200 Coverage from Marquette, Michigan on the Great Lakes Radio, Inc. Network. Marquette, MI  –  February 17, 2017  –  It’s that time of year again… The UP 200, Midnight Run and Jack Pine 30 dogsled races are back for the 27th year! Teams from Michigan, Minnesota, Canada, and even Iowa, are competing this year in the UP 200, an Iditarod qualifier. Join our sister station 101.9 Sunny.FM […]]]> The 2017 U.P. 200 Coverage from Marquette, Michigan on the Great Lakes Radio, Inc. Network.

One of the teams from a previous UP200 race

Marquette, MI  –  February 17, 2017  –  It’s that time of year again… The UP 200, Midnight Run and Jack Pine 30 dogsled races are back for the 27th year! Teams from Michigan, Minnesota, Canada, and even Iowa, are competing this year in the UP 200, an Iditarod qualifier. Join our sister station 101.9 Sunny.FM for the live broadcasting of the UP200. We’ll be starting the morning off with Luke from Sunny’s Workday Wind Down hosting interviews from the vet check. – Stop in the for the vet check yourself at the Holiday Inn at 10 AM. You’ll see the real athletes of this race receiving a pre-race, and you might even get to pet one or two!

Around noon you can join the Public Service Garage state for the Midnight Run Chili Feed. Until 2 PM, Public Service Garage will be serving up Chili from Wendy’s.

More events open to the public will be running all day leading up to the races. At 5 PM stop by the Marquette Children’s Museum where you can enjoy a pizza party and meet Scratch! Also starting at 5 PM, enjoy treats at Gophers Bakery, refreshments at Marquette Yoga Center or refreshments at Michigan Fair. Most events are on Washington Street, why not hit them all?

One team getting ready for vet check!

Join The Eagle Mine Information Center Staff for refreshments at 6:30 PM or drop in to the Marquette Commons for the Warming Party! In the Commons you’ll find snacks and beverages. Just down the road the Marquette Welcome Center Viewing Party will also be kicking off at 6:30 PM. Watch the teams go by as the mushers depart while snacking on pizza, cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and more.

Looking to do something a little later one? The Masonic Building Race Night Party starts at 6:30 PM and runs until 11 PM! Drop by to jam out to live music, enjoy indoor viewing of the races, food, beverages, a chance to get out the History of the Race room and purchase UP200 merch. You might even get to meet at few dogs as Seamus and Scratch are scheduled to make an appearance.

The Opening Ceremony for the 27th Anniversary of the UP200 starts at 6:30 PM with the start of the race beginning at 7:00 PM in front of The Mining Journal. The Midnight Run is set to start 30 minutes after the last team leaves for the UP200. Start time for the Midnight Run is estimated to be around 8:30 PM.

Not going to get a chance to come out for the UP200? Track the dogs and mushers live!

LISTEN – The 2017 UP 200 Kicks Off from downtown Marquette

LISTEN – Luke Noordyk talks with UP 200 HQ Coordinator

LISTEN – Luke Noordyk talks about UP 200 Vet Check with Veterinarians

LISTEN – Local Veterinarians get ready for UP 200 with Vet Checks

LISTEN – Luke Noordyk talks with Musher Ward Wallen about UP 200 from Marquette

LISTEN – Vet Check with Dr. Wilcox from the 2017 UP 200 Midnight Run

LISTEN – Luke talks with Dr. Wilcox about Vet Checks before the UP 200 Race begins

LISTEN – Great Lakes Radio’s Luke and Jerry chat about the UP 200 Race from Marquette

LISTEN – Musher Mike gets prepped for the UP 200 from downtown Marquette

LISTEN – Luke Noordyk and Musher Mike are excited about the UP 200 from Marquette

LISTEN – Luke and Jerry of Great Lakes Radio talk about activities for the weekend

LISTEN – Great Lakes Radio brings you the UP 200 from downtown Marquette on Sunny.FM

LISTEN – Jerry and Luke chat about the kick off of the 2017 UP 200 on Great Lakes Radio

LISTEN – Luke Noordyk and Jerry report from the UP 200 in Marquette, Michigan

LISTEN – Sunny.FM’s Luke Noordyk talks with sales guru Jerry about the UP 200

LISTEN – Musher Mike’s very excited about the UP 200 midnight run for February 17th weekend

 

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Congratulations to Summer Johnston on Winning Two Tickets to Paradise! http://wfxd.com/featured/57559/congratulations-to-summer-johnston-on-winning-two-tickets-to-paradise/ Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:21:19 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=57559 two-tickets-to-paradise-2016-glr-holiday-travel-winner-summer-johnston-001 Marquette, Michigan – December 22, 2016 – It was an awesome time at River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center for our Two Tickets to Paradise Giveaway! We here at Great Lakes Radio teamed up with Holiday Travel Vacations of Marquette to give one lucky winner a 4-night, all-inclusive stay for 2 at the Riu Palace […]]]> two-tickets-to-paradise-2016-glr-holiday-travel-winner-summer-johnston-001

Marquette, MichiganDecember 22, 2016 – It was an awesome time at River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center for our Two Tickets to Paradise Giveaway! We here at Great Lakes Radio teamed

Our Grand Prize Winner Summer Johnston posing with Laura and Lynn from Holiday Travel Vacations. Congratulations, Summer!

up with Holiday Travel Vacations of Marquette to give one lucky winner a 4-night, all-inclusive stay for 2 at the Riu Palace in Mexico. After a night of great fun, we congratulate Summer Johnston on being the lucky grand prize winner!

The party got off to a great start when we welcomed all of our guests into the hall.  A big thanks to Amy and Cali for getting everyone in quickly and keeping the registration line moving.

Once we got everyone settled in, Walt Lindala took the mic to be the emcee for the night.  He started by thanking everyone for coming and introducing our sponsors for the evening.  After the introductions, it was time for door prizes! The whole crew was working quickly handing out door prizes left and right as numbers were being called.  Our sponsors provided some really great things including a slew of swag from Bayside Beverage, a Division of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, gift certificates from Hudson’s Classic Grill, and more!

Wooo! The first person of the night to sink two bean bags!

After handing out door prizes, we gave away a $50 Shopping Spree for UPBargains.com to Fred Nelson of Gwinn, and then announced it was time for the best part… the food! Eric had the honor of releasing tables for dinner. Mama Russo’s wonderful staff was serving up a great meal including Penne Rigate, cudighi bites, and homemade salads! While everyone was eating the tremendous food and chasing it with drinks presented by River Rock Lanes, we explained our game for the night.

While everyone was eating the tasty food and washing it down with drinks presented by River Rock Lanes, Luke Noordyk and Luke Ghiardi explained our game for the night.

After corn hole finished up, it was time for the main event, the drawing of our finalists.  With Mike Plourde picking out numbers at random, Walt called out the six different ticket numbers.  Then Carrie from Sunny Daze came up to the mic to announce that she and her staff put together a great gift basket for the Grand Prize winner and their guest.

Then Walt asked Laura Chapman from Holiday Travel Vacations to come up and talk about the trip. When she was finished telling everyone all

Laura Chapman from Holiday Travel Vacations and Walt Lindala talking about the grand prize

about the grand prize, Laura picked our last finalist! Each finalist came up to the front and made their choice of station envelope.  Each envelope had a sheet with a major prize, but only one could take home the grand prize! The finalists opened their envelopes together while the room was full of anticipation.

Summer Johnston of Marquette couldn’t contain her excitement when she opened her envelope and it was revealed she had won the Two Tickets to Paradise! The other finalists won prizes including a truck bed toolbox from Advance Auto Parts of Marquette, a man’s and a woman’s gift baskets from Super One Foods, a leaf blower from Four Seasons Small Engines in Escanaba, an Auto Armor Cleanup from Ardi at Auto Armor of Marquette, two gift baskets from Tadych’s Econo Foods of Marquette, and a Car Care Club Card from Wally at Southside Automotive.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Sunny Daze Tanning, Tadych’s Econo Foods, Hudson’s Classic Grill, River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, Mama Russo’s, Four Seasons Small Engine, Honor Credit Union, Super One Foods, Island Resort & Casino, and the Navigator Restaurant.

 

Check out the photos from the event at our gallery!

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Mill Creek Senior Living Center Puts On Their Annual Resident and Family Christmas Party http://wfxd.com/featured/57473/mill-creek-senior-living-center-puts-on-their-annual-resident-and-family-christmas-party/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:05:44 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=57473 Happy Holidays from Mill Creek Marquette, MI  –  December 16, 2016  –  We enjoyed a magical evening at Mill Creek Senior Living earlier today. We joined the staff and residents at Mill Creek for their Annual Christmas Party! Despite the thought that the Christmas season is always a positive one filled with cheer, that’s not the case for everyone. It’s […]]]> Happy Holidays from Mill Creek

Marquette, MI  –  December 16, 2016  –  We enjoyed a magical evening at Mill Creek Senior Living earlier today. We joined the staff and residents at Mill Creek for their Annual Christmas Party!

Despite the thought that the Christmas season is always a positive one filled with cheer, that’s not the case for everyone. It’s not uncommon for residents in senior living facilities to not have anyone to enjoy the holidays with.

At Mill Creek, they throw their annual party to combat any negative feelings during the holidays! With Mill Creek, everyone has something to look forward to during the Christmas season and everyone gets a present too!

Around 3:oo PM, Santa swung by with gifts for all! Every resident at Mill Creek received a hand delivered brand new gift. It was clear the families and residents truly appreciated the work Mill Creek staff were doing. The staff interacted and joked with residents like the entire place was one big family!

While the guests and residents were enjoying festive refreshments and snacks, Walt Lindala managed to connect with Brenda from Mill Creek Senior Living. The two of them changed about all the activities at Mill Creek!

It was a true honor to experience this closed party and see a sneak peak into the level of care and compassion at Mill Creek. If you have any questions about local senior living homes in Marquette, give Kristine or Brenda a call at (906) 225-5512.

Check out the live audio below!
Walt Lindala live from Mill Creek Assisted Living
Sarah and Walt discuss the benefits of Mill Creek
Administrator Kristine chats with Colonel Lindala
There are lots of activities for every resident at Mill Creek Assisted Living
Walt getting in the Christmas mood
Assistant Admin Brenda shares some Mill Creek Stories
Walt enjoying the Mill Creek Christmas Party
Colonel Lindala says goodbye from Mill Creek Assisted Living

Take a look at our photo gallery!

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Another Successful Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westwood Mall http://wfxd.com/featured/57118/another-successful-catch-the-christmas-spirit-tree-lighting-ceremony-at-westwood-mall/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:09:16 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=57118 Another Successful Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westwood Mall Marquette, MI  –  December 7, 2016  –  Despite the brutal wind, it was a great evening at Westwood Mall as we joined the Marquette Township Business Association for another Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony. The parking lot was packed with families as Todd and Naomi Noordyk welcomed everyone to the event. The duo and […]]]> Another Successful Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westwood Mall

We all learned a little bit more about what the MTBA does for the community.

Marquette, MI  –  December 7, 2016  –  Despite the brutal wind, it was a great evening at Westwood Mall as we joined the Marquette Township Business Association for another Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony. The parking lot was packed with families as Todd and Naomi Noordyk welcomed everyone to the event. The duo and their accompanist lead the crowd in classic Christmas hits.

We were happy to see a strong turn out this evening as everyone came out to see the tree and of course, Santa. Before Santa arrived we had an nasty visitor though! The Grinch showed his face in the crowd tonight and even made his way onto the stage to try and steal Christmas! Thankfully the Marquette County Sheriffs Department were around to catch that Grinch before he got on with his awful plan! They tied the Grinch up and took him away, just in time for Santa to arrive.

There was no Rudolph this time, but Marquette Fire Department was kind enough to bring Santa right into the Westwood Mall parking lot for us! Making his way through the crowd, Santa wished everyone a “Merry Christmas” and asked kids what they hoped to get for Christmas this year. Santa then made his way to the Great Lakes Radio stage to give us the big tree lighting count down. With 20 seconds on the clock, everyone in the crowd joined in for the count down… “20, 19, 18 …”

There he is!!!

Without a moment’s hesitation the lights flickered on and the colors looked amazing! They sure picked a nice tree for this year’s Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony.

After the tree was lit, Santa invited everyone into the Westwood Mall for refreshments from Honor Credit Union, BIGGBY COFFEE, and The MTBA. Everyone rushed in for popcorn, cookies and something warm to drink before lining up to their a picture with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick.

All and all, it was another successful MTBA Tree Lighting event! Thanks to all of the parties that made this evening possible, Great Lakes Radio, Honor Credit Union, BIGGBY COFFEE, Westwood Mall, Super One Foods, and of course, everyone from the Marquette Township Business Association.

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The 2016 NMU Homecoming Parade http://wfxd.com/featured/55094/the-2016-nmu-homecoming-parade/ Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:15:15 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=55094 The 2016 NMU Homecoming Parade Marquette, MI  –  September 23, 2016  –  We had a great time in the NMU Homecoming Parade today. We had a number of the guys from Great Lakes Radio driving our Vans in the parade. Adam Carpenter led our pack in the MQT Fox Sports Car, with Walt Lindala from the Sunny Morning Show in […]]]> The 2016 NMU Homecoming Parade

Here’s Adam in the MQT Fox Sports Car!

Marquette, MI  –  September 23, 2016  –  We had a great time in the NMU Homecoming Parade today. We had a number of the guys from Great Lakes Radio driving our Vans in the parade. Adam Carpenter led our pack in the MQT Fox Sports Car, with Walt Lindala from the Sunny Morning Show in the Sunny Van! Bill followed rocking out in the WRUP van with Joe ending our caravan in the Fox Sports Box Truck.

Around 5:30 PM the parade started on Fair Avenue before we turned onto Third Street for the main procession. The streets where packed with college kids and community members waiting for their chance at some candy and to see all the best floats. This year was a pretty exciting event with it also being a 50th Reunion for a number of NMU Alums. The parade was led by a firetruck and the ROTC.

Here it is! The tank float that shoots green confetti.

The football boys had a massive group as usual, but they got a surprise when young kids countered the football players plan to throw water balloons by striking first!. The theme for all of the on campus residencies was board games! Each hall that participated had a float that matched some board game. Hunt hall had a very well designed float designed after the game “Sorry”. Spalding Hall also had a great float with a fun play on the game “Operation”. Their float included a painting of Wild Cat Willy as the patient being operated on! And of course, my old residency, Spooner Hall, had a great float as well! However, the most impressive float in my opinion was the Alpha Gamma Delta float made include an working tank that shot out wildcat green confetti.

Everyone seemed to have a great time at the event with candy in the streets and a perfect fall evening for the event. Check out a gallery of over 70 photos of this years NMU Homecoming Parade!

 

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My Trip To Washington D.C. for the Honor Flight Trip With Our Upper Peninsula Vets! http://wfxd.com/featured/55031/my-trip-to-washington-d-c-for-the-honor-flight-trip-with-our-upper-peninsula-vets/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:31:44 +0000 http://wfxd.com/?p=55031 All of the Veterans at the WWII Memorial Marquette, MI  –  September 22, 2016  –  We were met by many community members after getting back to Delta County last right around 9:30 PM September 21st. Everyone was very interested to hear about the trip, but even more, they were thankful for all of the veterans that went! We left yesterday morning around 6:30 […]]]> All of the Veterans at the WWII Memorial

Marquette, MI  –  September 22, 2016  –  We were met by many community members after getting back to Delta County last right around 9:30 PM September 21st. Everyone was very interested to hear about the trip, but even more, they were thankful for all of the veterans that went! We left yesterday morning around 6:30 AM for a long day with much to see and many thanks to give.

The Washington Memorial and reflection pool from the Lincoln Memorial

We started out at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Our tour guide did  a great job telling us information about each location. We had 8 World World II vets with us on the trip! The design of the WW II Memorial was absolutely astonishing with gorgeous stone work and a number of large fountains. Following this to work a trip over to the Washington Memorial that stands 555′ high! It was something else witnessing this massive memorial reflected in the clam pool below!

After stopping at the Washington Memorial we moved down to the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial of our 16th president is directly across the Reflection Pool from the Washington Monument which stands in front of downtown Washington D.C.

Up next we stopped at one of my favorite memories from the trip, Arlington Cemetery. Having making our way through the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater, we got to witness the Changing of the Guards. It was a powerful ceremony and made being in Washington D.C. all the more special!

The description attached to the Pentagon Memorial

Following Arlington we went to our last stop, the Pentagon Memorial. This memorial was truly something else! Each person that died in the attack on the Pentagon is honored by name, at this memorial. Each person has a bench with running water under it and their name at the front. There is a border around the memorial with our the birth year of every person who passed after the attack. 184 names in total are honored here.

After the flight back to Delta County, we were all taken a-back by the number of community members that came to welcome us back. There was even a band playing music in the hanger when we got off of the plane! Honor Credit Union really did an amazing thing setting up this trip as well as all of our community members that donating to make this trip happen!

See a full gallery of photos from the trip on Sunny.FM!

 

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