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Coleman 8th Graders Visit Washington, D.C.
Issue Date: October 24, 2019
Jeremy Brady and Joy Rohde took 49 Coleman 8th graders on a tour of Washington D.C. on Oct. 12. Upon arrival they visited the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, Air Force Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial and Korean Memorial. Day two was at Arlington National Cemetery for the changing of the guard and a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a tour of Ford's Theater where President Lincoln was shot, the Smithsonian American and National History Museums. It ended with dinner and a historic ghost walking tour through Alexandria, Va. Day three was a visit to the White House for a group picture, the statue of Albert Einstein, Vietnam Wall, Korean Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. The students visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing , National Archives to view the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the Holocaust Museum, toured the U.S. Capitol and the Jefferson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials. A dinner/dance cruise was in the evening on the Potomac River. On the last day in D.C. the group visited Mount Vernon, where two students were able to participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Washington's Tomb. Students Adam Fonder and John Schindler led the Pledge of Allegiance and read a passage for the ceremony. Most of the Mount Vernon estate was toured before leaving for the two day trip home. Students thank the Coleman Lioness, as their donation paid for their lunch on Day 3, and to Greenstone Farm Credit Services whose donation paid for lunch on Day 4.
Overall, the students had an amazing trip and the adult chaperones made the trip run smoothly for a great educational opportunity for the Coleman 8th grade.