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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday rules!

With the best weather in the history of history (seriously, it’s beautiful) and a great agenda for the day, what can beat today? Plus, it’s Earth Day! We began the day with our best ever visit to Arlington National Cemetery. The weather, our drivers, and the length of time made it perfect. We visited JFK’s grave, the Lee House, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The highlight of the morning (and, for many of use, the week) was seeing four USM students laying at wreath at the Tomb. It always gets me (sniff, sniff) … must be my allergies. Check out the ceremony here!

We took a quick trip to the Marine Corps Memorial, and kids loved the huge statue of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. Ask them how many hands are holding the flag! After lunch with Ronald Reagan, we all went to the top of the Washington Monument. It’s the best way to see all of DC and review where we have been (and where we will be tomorrow).

Our final historical stop was one of the most difficult – the Holocaust Memorial Museums. Some students rush through the museum and don’t give any thought to its significance, but not our young tourists. They were model visitors, taking in all of the emotional history of the amazing museum. I must give a special thanks to Mrs. Reimer, who did such an awesome job preparing them for this subject last year in English class. You would all be so proud!

It’s off to the boat cruise!


  1. Great photos! Looks like a wonderful trip this year. I went to the Holocaust Museum around the time it first opened. Difficult, yes, but very powerful. Enjoy your last day!

  2. We can't wait to see you all on Monday! The 8th grade stairs are waiting for you.

  3. Thanks for sharing the blog. I know it takes a lot of time to do. Did you really have lunch with Ronald Reagan?

    I'd like to hear what were the most significant parts of the Holocaust Museum.