I just found this site today - National Cherry Blossom Festival which is kind of embarrassing since a friend of mine from JANO has been telling me about it for a couple of years. But I noticed Elly had linked to on facebook. So I checked it out.
More importantly, though, I noticed this event they are having - "Stand with Japan"
The Festival invites you to Stand With Japan at the Washington Monument, followed by a walk around the Tidal Basin in the spirit of hope and rebuilding.
Beginning at 6:30pm on March 24, people will gather at Sylvan Theater (15th Street and Independence Avenue, SW) before walking the Tidal Basin. All donations received throughout the fundraising effort will go directly to the National Cherry Blossom Festival Red Cross Online Donation Site, directly benefiting the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.
I'd love to be able to go to this. For one thing, it is for a good cause. Supporting our Japanese friends effected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
But the stroll around the basin will have to be absolutely gorgeous during this time frame. I'm hoping Elly will go. And maybe my brother, George.