Saluting our Nation’s Capital

Written by Lisa DiMauro | April 16th, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

cherry blossom festival
This past weekend, the cherry blossoms in DC reached their full bloom and I got to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival with my family. Every year, our nation’s capital commemorates the gift of the cherry blossom tree given to the United States by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City in March 1912, thus celebrating the friendship between the two countries. The first festival was held in 1935 and has been a beautiful event every year since filled with parades, family activities, and of course, the most picturesque view.

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