potomac falls

Just outside of Washington, D.C., in Virginia, Great Falls Park is the perfect place to get some exercise. There’s hiking, biking, fishing, climbing and boating opportunities. But, however fast you’re moving, the stunning view of the Potomac River crashing over the falls will stop you in your tracks. Photo courtesy of Jose Torres.

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Panorama over the Great Falls of the Potomac River, Virginia

Hey There Steve Rogers
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Hey There Steve Rogers

I’M BACK!!! I’ve said it before and I will say it again: every fandom needs a Hey There Delilah rewrite and I am here for those needs. I present to you the saddest thing I’ve ever written (seriously I wrote this at work and got choked up it’s embarrassing) anyway sorry in advance for the long post but I’ve attached the lyrics as per usual! Please enjoy and FYI I will read every single tag on this thing I live for feedback ahhh ok I’m done jabbering please have a listen :)

Lyrics:

hey there steve rogers, I’m your jerk and you’re my punk

i can’t believe i always find you in back alleys all beat up

ill protect you… i try my best you know i do…

its all for you

hey there steve rogers, listen up I’m sergeant barnes

shipping out first thing tomorrow, ill win the war while I’m gone

to keep you safe… theres so much that i cannot say…

while I’m away

steve, please stay safe for me, steve please stay safe for me

steve, please stay safe for me, oh, steve please stay safe for me

hey there steve rogers, whats it like in that new body

you’ve gone and done something’ real stupid, but i won’t lie, i missed you terribly

its true, and now I’m back where i belong

right beside you…

hey there steve rogers, whats it like beneath the ocean

yknow i fell thousands of feet for you, and you still blame yourself,

oh steve, don’t you… but we had ‘em on the ropes yknow its true

i forgive you…

steve, please god be okay, steve please god be okay

steve, please god be okay, steve please god be okay

please god be okay…

hydra found me in the snow, then what they did steve, i don’t know,

but now i can’t remember who i am…

i tried so hard to fight them off, but no one came and i gave up,

they could never make me forget you anyway

well zola and his scientists, they took my arm - made me forget

my best friend who i loved for all my days

im not who i say…

hey there steve rogers, you’re my mission and i must kill you

you call me “bucky” like you know me, but you don’t- who the hell is that

i can’t recall… in the potomac you must fall….

we can’t have it all

steve, im tryin’ to remember you, steve im tryin’ to remember you

steve, im tryin’ to remember you, oh steve… I will  remember you.

On Sept. 11, 2001, two men arrived at the ticket counter late for American Airlines Flight 77 out of Dulles International Airport. This was before the days of the Transportation Security Administration, when airport security was quite different from what it is today. At the time, the man working at the counter, Vaughn Allex, followed procedure and checked them through.

Those two men were among the five hijackers who crashed that flight into the Pentagon — killing 189 people, including themselves.

“I didn’t know what I had done,” Allex recalls, on a recent visit with StoryCorps, in Potomac Falls, Va. He didn’t find out until the next day what had happened. “I came to work and people wouldn’t look at me in the eye.” Officials handed him the manifest for the flight. “I just stared at it for a second and then I looked up, I go, ‘I did it, didn’t I?’”

On Sept. 11, He Checked Hijackers Onto Flight 77. It’s Haunted Him Ever Since

Illustration: Matt Huynh for StoryCorps

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Great Falls of the Potomac River

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Water pouring over Great Falls on the Potomac River.

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This is what happens when me and my swim team go to States