Tuesday: The buses departed John Glenn Middle School shortly after 6 am on Tuesday morning and arrived in our nation's capital. Students first visited the FDR memorial, Jefferson memorial and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national memorial in Washington D.C before checking into the hotel.
Wednesday: The 8th grade students started the day with a tour of the United States Capital building, the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States. Later on Wednesday students visited Arlington National Cemetery and viewed the Changing of the Guard. Four JGMS students had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Students continued to tour the Arlington National Cemetery and viewed the Challenger Space Shuttle memorial and visited the Kennedy Grave sites. Later in the afternoon students went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Iwo Jima marine Memorial and September 11th Pentagon Memorials.
Thursday: Students gathered for a group photograph on Thursday morning outside the capital building and then visit the Washington Monument. Later in the day students visited the Museum of American History and then headed to Georgetown for a guided tour of the National Cathedral. Finally, students returned to the national mall and visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the World War II and Lincoln Memorials.
Friday: After eating breakfast and checking out from the hotel, students went back into Washington D.C. to visit the Newseum. More information about the Newseum is available online. Finally after a very busy week in our nation's capital, students departed Washington D.C. and returned to JGMS shortly after 11 pm on Friday.