As the rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial ended on the final afternoon of the 2009 NFB Youth Slam, high winds that had blown in a torrential thundershower blew it out again, leaving rally participants drenched but still exuberant. The crowd turned away from the Memorial and prepared to march down the length of the Mall to the Capitol. On the way they passed by the Washington Monument. In the photo above, you can see that some marchers are still wearing the light plastic ponchos passed out at the rally. Slam marshals guided the several hundred blind teens and adults along the parade route by tirelessly repeating directions for crossing streets and making turns. By the time marchers had walked the two miles to the Capitol Visitors Center, feet and signs were dry, and the ponchos were ready for the trash receptacles.