The Eagles have covered many miles today, 11 to be exact!
We began our morning touring the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library with more than 167 million items called the collections. These vast collections allow the Library to support research in the Main Reading Room.
Next, we walked to the Capitol building. The United States Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. The National Statuary Hall Collection in the Capitol Building is comprised of statues donated by individual states to honor persons notable in their history. We were fortunate to view the statue Indiana donated in 1900 of Oliver Hazard Perry Morton! After visiting other important rooms in the Capitol we headed outside to have our class picture taken in front of the Grant Memorial. We were all smiles!
After a quick stop to refuel our bodies with lunch, we walked to the White House! We learned where President Trump and the First Family live.
We loaded the bus and headed to Arlington Cemetery, our Nation’s most hallowed ground. The students showed great reverence and learned about those buried there, including John F. Kennedy. We watched the switching of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Four of our students received the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb.
Following dinner we began our night tour which included the following memorials:
Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
Air Force Memorial
Martin Luther King Memorial
Our day may have been long, but we were able to experience much of our country’s history! We are looking forward to seeing even more tomorrow!