Brian is so DC. Born on Pennsylvania Ave (not there) to a lifelong Federal worker father and a mother who has worked for Garfinkel's, the Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon. Raised on the “mean streets” of Cheverly, MD; went to high school at Gonzaga College High School (Hail Alma Mater!); and now trolls the corridors of Congress as a lobbyist, you couldn’t write a more quintessentially DC back-story. When he isn’t trying to save the country from itself, Brian can be found walking DC looking for that perfect photograph.
On Sunday (assuming no hurricane disruptions), the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will be dedicated by President Obama. As this will be the first major memorial dedicated along the Mall area since the World War II Memorial in 2004, I thought it would be interesting to review the monument and see what others' views are.
When I was asked to write this piece, my first thought was "well this could be a long article or this could be very short." If I listed everything I love about my hometown, I'd have a multi-post series; or I could sum it up with a simple "everything." But neither would do.