FC: Our Trip to Washington D.C By Cara Petrucci
1: This is an album of pictures from our class trip to Washington D.C.
2: This is a picture of Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was built on Robert E. Lee's property during the Civil War. Arlington National Cemetery is a Cemetery for mostly Veterans who have died at war. At Arlington there is about 20 funerals a day. Arlington is important to us because it makes us honor who have died serving America.
3: This is a picture of the Eternal Flame at John F. Kennedy's grave. It is a memorial dedicated to JFK. John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. | The Eternal Flame is a propane-fed torch. The Eternal Flame stands for the life of John F. Kennedy and that even though he pasted away he lives on. This monument has meaning because JFK was a great president and did many things for this country.
4: This a picture of Sasha, Hayley, Meghan, and I and Robert in the background at the Capitol.
5: This is a picture of the outside of the Capitol. On top of the Capitol building is the Statue of Freedom. Nothing in Washington can be as tall or as wide as the Capitol building. The dome in the middle of the Capitol is filled with paintings including one at the top which includes George Washington and Freedom. Located in the Capitol is the House of Reps, and the Senate. The Capitol building has meaning because so many events have happened there and that is where our Congress meet to discuss and make laws.
6: This is a picture of the Iwo Jima Memorial. This is a memorial of six soldiers raising the American Flag on Iwo Jima Island when we attacked it. The flag was raised on a mountain to give soldiers hope and to boost their confidence if the battles were not going well. There is an illusion to this memorial. The illusion is if you go from the front of it to the back it looks like they are raising the American Flag. This monument is important and has meaning as an American because it shows courage and strength of our soldiers who fought that day.
7: This is a picture of the Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial was made in honor of President Lincoln who was one of the presidents who were assassinated. The memorial has 36 columns which represent the 36 states that were in the Union when Lincoln was assassinated. Inside of it is the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln's second Inaugural Speech. There is also a 99 foot tall statue of Lincoln himself. This monument has meaning because Lincoln was a good president who did many things including abolish slavery.
8: This is a picture of Meghan, Sasha, and I at the Capitol.
9: This is a picture of Erin on the bus ride home.
10: This is a picture of the World War II Memorial. The memorial has columns with wreaths for every state. There is also a wall of stars in memory of those who have died. Each star represents a hundred people who have died. The memorial had a great view of the Washing Monument and behind it is the Reflecting Pool. This monument has meaning because it represents the World War II which was a big war we were part of.
11: These are pictures of the Korean War Memorial. This monument was special to me because my grandfathers fought in it. The memorial includes statues of soldiers and a wall of pictures. These are actual pictures that have been etched onto the wall. Somewhere on the wall there is one dog. This memorial is important and has meaning because the U.S. fought in it, and many Americans died in this war.
12: This is a picture of the Vietnam War Memorial. It is a modern Memorial, and some people didn't like it so they also made a statue of soldiers. The wall is a wall of all the names of people who died, or have went missing in order of their death. The wall is black and you can see your reflection in it. Many people died in the Vietnam War, so it was nice to make a memorial to recognize all of those people. It has meaning as an American because it shows the brave Americans who gave their life for this country.
13: This is a picture of Justin H., Seeley, and Liza at the Capitol.
14: THis is a picture of Ally, and Erin at the Capitol.