D.C Trip 2019

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D.C Trip 2019

Beomjun Kim and Jamie Cho

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On Thursday, March 21st, over a hundred eighth graders left for Washington D.C at 4 in the morning. Everyone was excited, and anxious for this long ten day trip. They were about to embark on an amazing trip to Washington District of Columbia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Personally, this was one of the best experiences of my life. When we first landed at Baltimore airport after a five and a half hour flight, everyone was exhausted. Unfortunately, it was raining so we were not able to go on our first scheduled tour. Because of this, we just went to dinner then our hotel on the first day. Luckily on the second day, the weather was a little foggy but we experienced more things than yesterday. We first went to Williamsburg where they had the first Virginia Capitol building and the Supreme Courts. After the tour in Williamsburg, we went to Jamestown where the first colonization started in 1610s. Finally we went to Yorktown where America had a revolutionary battle against Great Britain. On the third day of our trip, we walked up to the mountain and we arrived at Jefferson’s house, Monticello. It was a really nice place and we heard a lot of interesting stories of Jefferson. Then we moved on to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. In the museum there were a lot of exhibits of the three major wars, WWII, Vietnam war and Korean war. After the dinner we finished our day with the National Marine Corps Memorial. On the fourth day of the DC trip, we went to Newseum Journalist memorial where we were informed about all the information about the reports of main American events. There were a lot of serious issues that American experiences and a lot of them had a cool pictures. After the self tour at the Newseum, we climbed the Mount Vernon Mansion where George Washington lived after retiring from presidency. After the tour in Mount Vernon, we went to 9/11 Pentagon memorial. Then on the next day, in the morning, we went to Arlington National cemetery where all the veterans were buried. After spending time at the cemetery, we went to holocaust museum where they had a lot of interesting thing that happened during the Holocaust. Before going to hotel, we went to the Arlington WWII memorial. On the Fifth day of the trip, we ate breakfast in the morning and went to the capitol building where we had a little tour, we then went to White house, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Korean Memorial. Then, we went to  Most of the trip created a lot of inspiration and I really enjoyed the time with my friends and chaperones. Even though this trip cost a lot of money, it was 100% worth my time.