Red Cross Get’s a Make-Over

 

Martha at the Helm

As some folks know, I am a DC city guide. The 2013 guiding season is underway despite the see-saw weather.

The newest memorial, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr, is proving to be a big hit. It may be the most well lit memorial for night time viewing in the city. King’s words are crucial to the space. The quotes have been superbly lighted from below. (Since you asked, WWII is the worst lit, with many inscriptions disappearing when the sun sets.)

I had a delightful group of students this past Saturday. We saw the sights for 11 hours, metro-ing our way around the City. During the visit to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial we were at the part honoring women who served. The role of nurses and war came up. I asked them who started the American Red Cross and was instrumental in helping soldiers and families during the Civil War.

A hand shot up.

Martha Stewart

“Martha Stewart”, was the firm reply.

This easily makes my list of best Clara Barton stand-ins, bumping the previous reply of Betty Crocker from the number one position.

Of course, no one is immune from the occasional gaffe. Last year I told 55 adults staying in Crystal City that they could visit the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial by taking the hotel’s space shuttle over and the metro back.

I heard about that for the rest of the trip.

Houston, we have a problem.

 

 

 

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Eric Lamar
Our American Sharia
Should all weapons be legal? Should some be more difficult to obtain in order to protect children? Calling the support of a Sandy Hook fundraiser "betrayal" is sharia sheikh trash talk. Folks that think it's not, don't care about innocent children. Shoe fit? Where it.
2015-04-24 22:16:35
Jonathan Weinberg
Our American Sharia
Perhaps the reason Spartacus thinks that "controls to prevent another “Adam Lanza” somehow is a restriction on lawful guns owners" because the controls that were put in place after the Sandy Hook travesty were, in fact, restrictions on lawful gun owners. In fact, in New York, guns that had been lawfully purchased by lawful gun…
2015-04-24 22:08:54
Eric Lamar
Our American Sharia
BTW- What warped definition of logic compels you to assume that controls to prevent another "Adam Lanza" somehow is a restriction on lawful guns owners?
2015-04-21 17:16:11
Eric Lamar
Our American Sharia
Please try to stay on topic. It is very simple--will sane and reasonable citizens do all humanely possible to protect children against homicidal children? The hardcore gun lobby passes for a harem of sharia sheikhs. Nanny state? Please. Let's protect children with entirely reasonable actions. The sky won't fall.
2015-04-21 17:11:42
Spartacus
Our American Sharia
Step away from the kool-aid. The Sandy Hook promise is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt at more gun control. You want increased mental health funding and programs, fine. What we don't need are any more laws that restrict law-abiding gun owners. Note that Adam Lanza was not a law abiding gun owner. Nor…
2015-04-21 16:48:27
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