Life Goes On, It’s Best We Move With It

By Gavin Nordberg

I know that this blog has been filled with important and knowledgeable posts from the beginning and included in those posts are discussions about the government shutdown. I just want to mention something that has been mentioned before because I really think that it’s important. It’s no secret to us here in Washington that the government is shutdown. That being said it is also not a secret that life here in the capital does not shutdown.

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Today I had the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery and as always it was amazing. But something, more like someone, there reminded me that the world goes on, life goes on. If anyone has been to the cemetery they might know what I’m talking about. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one of the most well-known grave sites in Arlington. It is guarded by a soldier day and night, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Today was no different. I have never seen the tomb with so few people, honoring the soldiers at the same time I was. Alex, Rachel and I were the only ones there at times. It was a surreal moment. It brings to life the reality that there really is a soldier there at all times, no exceptions. Even on a snowy DC day, during the longest government shutdown, life goes on.

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