At any rate, after school yesterday, the family headed to The Olive Garden for lunch and wandered around the mall looking for a replacement AC power cord for my thirteen year old’s cell phone. She left it at her friend’s house during a sleep over and I highly doubt that we will ever see it again. It’s better than losing the phone, I suppose.
Today, Marshall and I went to Mt Soledad. It’s a beautiful spot of land where you can visit a Veterans Memorial as well as get a 360 degree view of San Diego.
Unfortunately, the marine layer hadn’t yet worn off, so the view wasn’t as spectacular as we had hoped. I was going there to take some photos, but sadly most of them came out poorly. I plan to go back during the winter months when there’s no marine layer to compete with.
The walls of plaques are really nice. There are plaques from every branch of service and war era since Korea, and it’s really interesting to just walk around and read about the many courageous people who have given themselves to serve this country. I didn’t know this until today, but heroes both living and dead are honored in the memorial.
The centerpiece of the monument is a giant cross that towers over the memorial. This cross has been a controversial matter in San Diego for about twenty years. Many people feel that the cross is inappropriate as the monument is on public land and the cross on it shows favoritism of the Government toward one religion, but supporters have been fighting it and, at least for today, the cross still stands.