BC: One of the many musical artifacts at the café.
FC: Washington D.C By: Nils Berglund
1: Middle School president Juan Pablo Rivera at the Hard Rock café.
2: The Arlington Cemetery
3: The Arlington Cemetery was started during the civil war, back when it was the property of Robert E. Lee. They had no where to bury the bodies, so soldiers put them in Lee's yard. Now, it is a large graveyard for those who were lost at war. However there are other ways you can make it into Arlington. For example, Veterans. If you are highly ranked in the army, you may be buried here. What I found interesting and cool about the cemetery, was the stones. All the stones are in perfect rows to represent the stands of an army.
4: The Tomb of the unknown Soldier
5: The tomb of the unknown soldier is located in the Arlington Cemetery. It was made to represent and honor all the unknown soldiers who were lost at war. My favorite thing about this tomb is the text on it. It says, "An American Soldier known but to god". The tomb is also guarded. 24 hours a day, there is at least one guard, marching back and forth, until his shift ends, when a new one takes his/her place.
6: "I have A Dream"- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
7: This piece of text is located on top of the steps on the Lincoln Memorial. That is the place were Dr. Luther stood, and said his famous speech. He presented the speech in the Washington D.C Civil Right March of 1963. King's dream was for racial equality and to end discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr was also very respected for something else, he did not use violence. Sadly, Dr. King was later assassinated on April 4th 1968.
8: The JFK memorial
9: The JFK memorial is located in the Arlington cemetery. It was made to honor him, and be the burial site of John F. Kennedy. My favorite part of the grave was the eternal flame. The eternal flame is the flame on the circular stone in the back. I liked this because it represents hope, which is a powerful thing. Another interesting fact is that many other Kennedy's were buried here. Sadly, many of the Kennedy's were killed tragically.
10: The Korean War Memorial
11: The Korean war memorial was made in honor of the Korean war. The war was between North and South Korea. Sadly, the war didn't end with a peace treaty. My favorite part in this memorial was the text. It said, " Freedom is not Fee". I liked this because, in my opinion, this is why we fight, for freedom. I also liked the images of people on the wall because it gives you a hint when this happened.
12: Iwo Jima
13: The Iwo Jima was very interesting. What I liked the most about it was that it is real. It is not a sculpture made up by an artist, or even a description. It is an actual photo taken in war. Another great thing about it is the patriotism shown. I also liked the hidden optical illusion. When you walk around it, it looks like the men are raising the flag.
14: The World War II Memorial
15: The World War Two Memorial was extraordinary. The memorial was made to honor and represent the ones lost in the war. My favorite part of it was the view. On one side, you can clearly see the Washington Memorial. On the other side, you can see the reflecting pool and the Lincoln Memorial.I also liked all the water works, they had small fountains in a pool in the center, and it also had a waterfall.
16: The Lincoln Memorial
17: The Lincoln Memorial was built to honor the man often called the best president of all time, Abraham Lincoln. My favorite part of this was its massive size. I like that it is big because it spreads the message of what a great job this man did. I am also quite fond of Lincoln because he was an underdog. He came into the election with very little experience, and unlike other candidates, he didn't grow up rich. I also like him because he was so open to suggestions.
18: This is 8th grade student Will Bloomer at the Hard Rock Café.
19: The 8th grade in the center of Washington D.C, The Capital building.
20: 8th Graders In the security area of the capital building
21: 8th grader Mac Zech at the Hard Rock café.