AMERICANS celebrated the beauty of Washington’s landmark pink cherry blossoms, but also had at heart the tragedies which jolted Japan on March 11. People come to Washington D.C. to show their support. I think many people have a lot of friends, students affected by Japan earthquake. One visitor, Chris Hudler, a 31-year-old soccer coach, said under one of the 3,000 trees donated by Japan, the first of which were presented to Washington USA as a gesture of friendship 99 years ago.
Washington’s congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton told hundreds at the ‘Stand for Japan’ ceremony on Thursday that ‘the blossoms will epitomize the story of the resilience of the people of Japan.’ As many as one million people are expected to visit the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. Washington looks very beautiful during this festival. Check these photos out if you don’t trust me.
Source: AFP via Straits Times