DC Protest Warrior
Well, the United States Marine Corps Heritage Center at Quantico, VA is almost ready.
I've been on an ancillary project, the widening of the southbound lane of US Route 1 at the intersection of Joplin Road for a turn lane into, and an acceleration lane out of the Heritage Center, for the better part of two months.
As always, working a VDOT project has its benefits and drawbacks. I won't go into either. Never know who's reading these posts.
Suffice it to say, I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things, but I've enjoyed the time I've spent at the Crossroads of the Marine Corps. I love turning around and seeing US Marines everywhere. I've never felt safer.
I apologize to everyone for the trafic delays, the rough pavement, and the seeming lack of any coherent plan. Thats part of the plan.
The Heritage Center will be ready to open on 10 November 2006 as planned. The traffic will be a nightmare, but only because there will be about 100,000 people crammed into a relatively small space.
If you're going to the opening, plan to be there early. Me, I wouldn't be within 100 miles of that place unless you dropped me in by Huey, or CH60.
Speaking of which, a CH46 came over last week and hovered over the Sisson Cemetary for about 5 minutes at about 100 feet. Impressive aircraft. Very noisy and windy. I managed to get one picture as it flew off in a southerly direction.
Helicopters are nothing unusual around Quantico, and I've seen Marine One several times, in addition to Blackhawks and Hueys. No Cobra's yet, darnit. I guess they're all in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You'll notice that the link above takes you to a different site. There's a reason for that. I want anyone who happens upon this blog to be able to see and read what DC Protest Warrior is all about, and to remember that our military is the reason we are free.
The sacrifices these young men and women make are beyond a simple "Thank You".
I'll be updating the DC Protest Warrior site with pictures and links to sites where you can help.
Until the next time:
26 September 2006
DC Protest Warrior