I hope you had a nice long holiday weekend in America! Although the weather was pretty ghastly here, again on a Saturday, the day was very special for those of us in Baltimore. As I mentioned the other day, I was attending the re-dedication of the Washington Monument, the first built to honour George Washington, pre-dating the one in Washington, DC by several decades. Although it was chucking down rain, nearly 1,000 people showed up for the dedication ceremony.
We had tried to get downtown for the naturalization ceremony for 39 new US citizens, including one of my dear friends, whom I have known since she arrived on these shores from the UK, many years ago. They moved the ceremony to the elegant Garrett-Jacobs Mansion because of the rain, so we missed it. Here’s the story and a beautiful picture of Helen, who is overcome with emotion.
With the generosity of our friends at Hotel Indigo, the entire square was draped in beautiful red, white and blue bunting and it looked terrific!
It was a lovely event, and I am so proud of my friends who made it happen through lots and lots of hard work and persistence. As the day wound down, the Monument was lit with its new lighting scheme, which shows off its beautiful and elegant shape.
Thanks to friends Wesley, Curtis and Martin for “lending” me their pictures!