Friday, April 15, 2016

Day 3: The morning started when everyone met up with their workshop instructor and got to their busses. The bus dropped us off at the World War ll Memorial where the students got to explore. We saw the Pacific and Atlantic sides of the memorial and looked at the engravings of different activities the soldiers did during the war. After our exploration time in the World War ll Memorial, we got in our busses and drove to the National Museum of American History. At the National Museum of American History, we had to go through security. Our workshop instructors led each group to different exhibits. After looking around, the instructors gave everyone food vouchers to go eat in the cafeteria. After eating, everyone got back on the busses to go to the White House. At the White House we took pictures and walked around the area. There we saw a man that was an activist; he was fighting for no more lobiosts. Next we stopped by the Iwo Jima Memorial. There, we took lots of pictures, learned the history of this war, and what this memorial represents. Later, we went to Arlington National Cemetery. There, we visited Jonh F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy's grave and saw "The Changing of the Guards." "The Changing of the Guards" is a ceremony where the guards switch jobs and watch "The Tomb of the Unknown" soldier. For dinner, we went to the Union Station. The last memorial we went to for the day, was the Navy Annex. It had statues of soldiers and bunches of flowers to honor them. Later at the hotel, we had our workshops and then room check at 10:00 pm.

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