Saturday, May 17, 2014

Operation American Spring, Day 1, Part 2

Every picture I posted in Part 1, other than of the view to the west, was of participants at the base of the Washington Monument.  In this post, we are joined by other participants, and move away from the Monument.  At around 11 a.m., we were joined by a group of people who marched from the vicinity of Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River.

Here are some more of the marchers from Arlington.

Eventually, the whole group would march away from the Monument.  Here are some of us, getting ready to head out.  As you can see from the shadows, the day had gotten sunny.

We eventually put some distance between us and the Washington Monument, which in this shot is well in the background.  Closer, but still behind us, is the "castle" structure of the Smithsonian Institution.

We eventually arrived at an area on the south side of the D.C. Mall, in front of the National Air and Space Museum.  Here are some participants at what could be called the "base camp".

Here's a wider shot of our crowd, again with the Monument in the background.

To finish, here's one last shot of OAS participants.


  1. Thanks for sharing Bigfoot! Wish I could be there to help as well. Responsibilities at home kept me from coming.

  2. Looks awfully sparse for 10,000,000 marchers. 200,000 to 300,000 overfills the mall:
    so if you had 30 to 50 TIMES that number, shouldn't the crowd be a bit thicker??