Never more true than the iconic Washington Monument. I am reading a fascinating book, "Washington's Immortals." It is about the regiment of Continental troops from Maryland that saved the army from destruction in August of 1776 and then continued in key battles of the Revolution where their valor and courage earned them the "Immortal 400" name. It is sort of like a Band of Brothers for the Revolutionary War. Doing this trek has opened ups lots on new interesting stories: Wright Brothers, Gen. Clark, Washington and two Civil War books so far.