The students, staff and chaperones have arrived safely in Washington, D.C. after a long bus ride! They have all checked into the motel safely and are currently at the Lee County Pool enjoying the water. The group also made a stop at the White House earlier this evening, in addition to dinner and some exploring at the Pentagon City Mall.
The group returned back from the Lee County Pool around 10:30 last night and hopefully got a good night's rest! Today they began their morning at 5:45 am and headed to breakfast at 6:45 am. Today's activities include Arlington Cemetary and several of the memorials. More updates to come on the return to the motel tonight!
The group has now arrived at the Iwo Jima Memorial!
The WMS group also was able to see a very formal wreath laying and were able to view a casket being transported in front of them. The students were absolutely awesome while visiting the Arlington National Cemetary and got to visit the National Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian, and the Washington Zoo! The group also had their picture taken at the Capital. They then had dinner at Harriet's and went to visit the Crime and Punishment Museum and went on the Washigton, D.C. Ghost Tour before returning to the motel.
The group has headed to breakfast already this morning and are off to their first stop today! Today's activities include the Holocaust Museum and Ford's Theatre, as well as walking around and viewing all of the monuments. So far today, the students have visited the Vietnam Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The group then traveled to the Washington National Cathedral. The group also enjoyed a play last night before returning to their motel.
The buses are loaded, everyone's fed, and they are off to the Jefferson Memorial! The group will then be homeward bound.
Update: The group is on their way home!