If you had the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital (or live in the Washington Metro Area), especially during spring time, you have been fortunate to enjoy a picturesque site like no other, the cherry blossom trees.
Every year there is concern about the blossoms; will they open on time or will the wind blow them away. One thing is for sure, we all love them.
If you come to visit, you can see the cherry blossom trees in three National Park Service locations: around the Tidal Basin, in Hain’s Point, and on the Washington Monument grounds.
In 1912, the people of Japan sent 3,020 cherry trees to the United States as a gift of friendship. First Lady Taft at the time and the wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two cherry trees on the Tidal Basin area.
The gift was sort of a reminder that life, like the cherry blossoms is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.
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