FC: washington D.C
1: Arlington Cemetery Arlington Cemetery was no doubt the most moving thing in the whole trip while we were in D.C. seeing all of the graves there and knowing that all of those people died fighting for their country or were very important was really cool to see. Also Robert E. Lee’s house was there and that was really amazing. Also the eternal flame was one of the cooler things there and it was cool that it hadn’t burned out since the day it was lit was cool to know. Some of the graves had carved into them some medals that the person received. I don’t know if this is a big deal but I saw 3 medal of honors and that was pretty cool for me. Arlington cemetery may have been the first memorial we went to but it is the one I remember the best.
2: WWII Memorial The World War 2 memorial could have been the most interesting memorial we had gone to on the whole trip. The fountain was really cool and also pretty big. All of the meanings like the pillars that said Pacific and Atlantic had a really good meaning (for the people who fought in the Pacific and Atlantic). Also of the other pillars with the country’s near us and states on it, that fought in the war with us we also very interesting. Something that moved me were the many stars representing the number of killed Americans in the war. Overall it was I very cool monument that was well made and great to look at, and for the older folk reflect.
3: Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln memorial was also a cool sight and you could see a lot of other memorials from it. The statue of Lincoln was actually taller then I had imagined and very realistic, besides the fact that he was made out of marble. I think it was smart to model it after the pantheon. The two speeches on the walls, the Gettysburg Address and Lincolns Second Inaugural Address, were definitely a good idea for design. They are really interesting to just see there written in stone. There was certain significance to the pillars of it I found out were that they represent the 25 U.S states at the time of Lincolns death, and the 11 confederate states.
4: Korean War Memorial The Korean War memorial was a very good memorial to be able to go to. It did not move me as much as the Vietnam Memorial, but it was well made and a cool sight to see. Probably the thing that could have moved me most were the faces on the wall, because they kind of reminded me of ghosts of the war. And the most interesting thing might have been the statues of men walking through what were supposed to be the rice patties. And the meaning of the 19 men which is half of the number 38 meaning the 38th parallel was an interesting thing to notice while there. The Korean War memorial was cooler to look at than anything.
5: The Washington Monument The Washington Monument was a very cool thing to see. It is interesting to know that it is the tallest thing in Washington and nothing can be taller than it. I also learned that it was started, stopped, and was finished later. That was clearly visible when looking at it. I d not know why they made that in honor of George Washington, but it was really a cool sight to see. It also would have been really fun to have gone up in the tower and see Washington from an aerial view.
6: Native American Museum The Native American museum was a very cool museum that I enjoyed a lot. A lot of the artifacts that were there were really interesting and the fact that they were real and not just models were cool too. The most interesting thing about the museum was the exhibit with all f the things made out of modern things. Some of the things were totem poles made out of golf bags and masks made out of shoes. Some of the statues such as the one with the man with the bow and arrow were really cool and must have been hard to make. One more thing that was interesting was the boats on the bottom floor of the museum. This museum was amazing and I’m glad I went there.
7: Air and Space Museum The air and space museum was an amazing museum full of history and many other very interesting things. Although I did not get to spend a lot of time in a lot of the exhibits I did get to see many of the very cool aircrafts and other things. I really liked the simulators because they were really realistic and fun. I like the exhibit also with all of the things such as the air blower that kept the ball suspended and also the other air blower that when the plate was put up to it would stay there. One of the coolest things there that I saw was the p51 Mustang, the plane that I had done my science power point on. It was cool because I knew almost everything about it and I saw how fast it could fly in its “glory days”.
8: Vietnam Memorial The Vietnam Memorial was also a very cool and moving memorial. Seeing all of the people who died was amazing and almost unbelievable. Also being able to find people we researched and knowing how they died was a good experience. also seeing so people who were there for family members who died was pretty sad. One thing that really moved me was finding the person on the wall that was from my town and almost knowing how his life would have been before the war. The Vietnam memorial was cool and was made for a very good reason and made well as well.