S: East Coast Trip- Serena Simoes
FC: East Coast Trip 2011 Serena Simoes
1: Intinerary | March 6 -History Museum Of American Indian -Kennedy Center Of Performing Arts -Check In at Hotel March 7 -Arlington National Cemetery -Air and Space Museum -Capitol Building/ Library of Congress - National Archives - World War II Memorial - Dinner -Lincoln Memorial -Korean War Memorial - Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) Memorial | J | March 8 -White House -Newseum -Pentagon -American History Museum -Washington National Cathedral -Dinner -FDR Memorial -Jefferson Memorial March 9 -Mount Vernon -Holocaust Museum -Washington Monument -Vietnam Memorial -Pentagon Memorial -Dinner | March 10 -Gettysburg Museum -Gettysburg Battle Tour in Bus -Amish in Lancaster County -Dinner March 11 -Liberty Bell -Independence Hall -Rockefeller Center/Times Square -Dinner -Broadway (Wicked) March 12 -Liberty/Ellis Island -Ground Zero -St. Paul/Trinity Church -JFK Airport Back To SF
2: American Indian History Museum | At The American Indian History Museum, we learned many different facts about all the Native American cultures. It showed us maps and different items used back then. | This is a statue of the Lelawei Indians. | Wealth, abundance. and power were imortant parts in American Indian culture
3: Kennedy Center of Performing Arts | At the Kennedy Center, we saw where dancers and singers perform of all different cultures. | On the left there are chandeliers, which were gifts given to the Kennedy Center. At the bottom are flags from every country of the world.
4: Arlington National Cemetery | At Arlington National Cemetery, we saw the graves of JFK, Thurgood Marshall, and many others. We also got to experience Tomb of The Unknown Soldier Ceremony. | Graves of honored men. | Guard protecting Tomb.
5: Air and Space Museum | Model of a plane in early 1900's | At the Air & Space museum, we learned about the early innovations in flying and in space.
6: Capitol Building | The Capitol Building was a amazing building where we could see where the House of Reps and the Senate meet. | The Capitol tour guide showed is were the desk of Abraham Lincoln used to be. | Outside view of the Capitol.
7: World War II Memorial | At the WWII Memorial we saw the wall of 4,000 stars. Each star stands for 100 people who died for our country. | Wall of stars. | Fountains & towers represent each state.
8: Lincoln Memorial | The Lincoln Memorial was the site where we saw the famous statue in honor of our 16th president. | Large statue of Abraham Lincoln. | Outside of the Lincoln Memorial
9: Korean War Memorial and Iwo Jima | At the Korean war memorial we saw statues of real people who fought in the Korean War. | Iwo Jima <---
10: White House
11: Newseum | The newseum featured articles and newspaper headlines from all over the world, and even had a piece of the Berlin Wall. | Katrina headline from 2006 | Piece of the Berlin Wall.
13: American History Museum | Dorothy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz | One of the first seats in a diner to allow blacks to sit in; the end of segregation. | The American History Museum was filled with interesting pieces of American pop culture.
14: Washington National Cathedral | The Washington National Cathedral is the second largest cathedral in the United States. We saw the beautiful stain-glass windows and listened to the priest and choir.
15: FDR Memorial | At the FDR memorial we saw statues and quotes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We also got to see statues of people during the Great Depression. | Roosevelt in his wheelchair. | A famous radio host discusses the Depression
16: Jefferson Memorial | The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the U.S., and his contributions and sacrifices he made.
17: Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon was the home to George Washington. While we were there we saw his bedrooms, kitchen, and dining areas. | Washington's mansion is on a large plantation.
18: Holocaust Museum
19: Washington Monument | View from the Washington Monument, dedicated to George Washington.
20: Vietnam Memorial
21: Pentagon Memorial | The Pentagon Memorial was built in honor of those who died in the pentagon during the 9-11 attacks.
22: Gettysburg Battlefield Tour and Museum | Original houses from the civil war.
23: State statue on the Gettysburg battle field.
24: The Amish in Lancaster County | While we were in Lancaster County, we had a chance to visit Amish country and learn about their unique ways of life- no electricity. | Me in front of an Amish store. | Amish house and horse wagon.
25: Liberty Bell | The original Liberty Bell. | In Philadelphia we saw the original liberty bell, and its famous crack. | Group photo.
26: Independence Hall | Outside steps. | Location of the signing of the Declaration. | While we toured Independence Hall, we saw where our American Ancestors signed the Declaration, and their original desks.
27: Rockefeller Center & Times Square | Top of Rockefeller Center | Radio City Music Hall
29: Statue of Liberty | Group photo in front of the famous Statue of Liberty.
30: Ellis Island | We saw the immigration museum. | This is the main hallway.
31: & Ground Zero | We took the Subway Saturday morning. | The reconstruction of one of the Twin Towers | Ground Zero Memorial. | NEVER FORGET.
32: St. Paul's Church and Trinity Church
33: Going to Washington D.C. was truly a life changing experience. It is a trip I will never forget. Lots of people in this country don't get the chance I did, and I feel blessed. During this trip I began to feel closer to God, the devotions were great, and all of us came together. I find it hard to believe the amount of information I absorbed over the course of one week, but this trip has taught me so much not only about the greatness of our country, but taught me to further respect the people around us and the people who serve our nation