Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday 11/8

Whew! What an exhausting, yet exhilirating, day we've had today. We arrived at the airport around 6 a.m. We were giddy with anticipation at the promise of the day's events. When we arrived in D.C., we were delighted to feel the wonderful sunshine on our faces and comfortable, yet crisp, autumn air. We couldn't ask for a more lovely day. We saw the gravesights of those who so valiantly gave their lives so that we might be free. The sheer number of graves made us really reflect on what our country has gone through to get to where it is now. Four of our students, Karilyn Brown, Samantha Vernon, Zach Kerr, and Courtney Stack all did a fantastic job at the wreath laying ceremony.
We moved from Arlington to the monuments and memorials. Everyone had one that really stood out to him/her. We had several SCS students and parents who were able to locate names of lost love ones on the Vietnam Memorial; everyone felt a connection.
Tomorrow we're headed to the White House, among other sites, for a packed day of fun and adventure. We hope all our family members and friends are doing well in Texas. God's speed!
JFK's Gravesite -- The Eternal Flame

The Lincoln Memorial

The Faces of Heroes

The official Southwest Christian School Wreath placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Military escort after laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Arlington Cemetery

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