Yesterday Jared and I had the opportunity to attend Music and the Spoken Word. The MoTab sang all the patriotic songs with such power; it was truly amazing. They ended with "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Even JO had a tear in his eye. Being a history major, I have become rather fond of this nation and it's glorious past. I am so looking forward to being at the heart of this country in 21 days! Next year's fireworks on the mall will for sure bring about goosebumps.