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Photos: Tulips in Bloom at the Netherlands Carillon

by | April 22, 2014 at 10:45 am | 1,458 views | No Comments

Springtime is here and the tulips are in bloom at the Netherlands Carillon near Rosslyn.

Thousands of colorful tulips bloom every year in front of the carillon, which was a gift from the Dutch in appreciation for the sacrifices the United States made during World War II. 

Dedicated on May 5, 1960, the carillon consists of fifty bells, which play various military hymns and anthems at noon and 6:00 p.m. daily. The bells occasionally play other songs for special occasions, like Auld Lang Syne on New Years Eve.

Photos by and Flickr pool contributors Nathan Jones, Starbuck77 and BrianMKA as noted

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