FC: Washington D.C. Trip
1: Table of Contents 2/28 Air Force Memorial Jefferson Memorial Dinner Kennedy Center 3/1 BreaKfast Marine Corps Memorial Arlington National Cemetery Arlington House Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Lunch Air and Space Museum Capitol Building Library of Congress Supreme Court Dinner Lincoln Memorial Korean Memorial 3/2 Breakfast WWII Memorial Mount Vernon Lunch Pentagon American/Natural History Museum National Cathedral Dinner FDR Memorial 3/3 Breakfast Vietnam Wall White House | Ford's Theatre/Peterson House Lunch Holocaust Museum Washington Monument Dinner Depart for Gettysburg 3/4 Gettysburg Lunch Tour Philadelphia Dinner 3/5 Independence Hall Liberty Bell Lunch Rockefeller Center Fifth Avenue Times Square Dinner Broadway Show Mary Poppins 3/6 Battery Park Liberty Island Ellis Island NY sightseeing Lunch Continue sightseeing (Wall Street Trinity Church Ground Zero) | Alex Chi 2/28-3/6
2: Memorial | A Honor Guard statue at the Air Force Memorial (above) To the right is a plaque with the designer's name James Ingo Freed
3: Entrance to the Jefferson Memorial (right) The Statue of Thomas Jefferson (left)
4: The Hall of Nations In the KEnnedy Center
5: Marine Corps Memorial (aka Iwo Jima Memorial)
6: Arlington National Cemetery | Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Above) Eternal Flame behind Kennedy Gravesite (top right) Civil War Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers (middle right) Rows of graves at Arlington National Cemetery (bottom right)
7: Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter. (right)
8: Capitol Building | l | Statue of Freedom
9: supreme court | Supreme Court Entrance (center) Statues by the stairway of entrance (both sides) | Library of Congress
11: Korean War Memorial | above: the reflecting wall with figures etched in at the Korean War memorial Right: one of the 19 statues "crossing" a "rice paddy"
12: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial | FDR and his dog, Fala | FDR's wife, Eleanor Roosevelt | a man listening to the radio
13: above left: eagles inside one of the arches above right: one of the arches next to the empty rainbow pool.
14: Mount Vernonhome of George Washington | Top- George Washington's House Left and Bottom- George Washington's grave site
15: The Pentagon
16: Natural/American History Museum (Smithsonians) | Hope Diamond, Dorothy's Shoes, and various military weapons (flamethrower, anti-tank gun, and SMG).
17: National Cathedral
18: Top Right- One of the "Three Soldiers" Above- Vietnam Wall Right- Women's Memorial
19: The White House
20: Top: The gun that killed Lincoln Top Right: Inside Ford's Theatre | And the Peterson House... Below left and right- Inside the Peterson House
21: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | Top Left: Entrance Top Right: Memorial Room Left: Gravity by Richard Serra Right: Hall of Witness, Entrance to "Remember the Children:Daniel's story"
22: Washington Monument | Below Left: View of Capitol Building from Washington Monument Below Right: New York's "special stone inside the Washington Monument.
23: Left: a postcard Bottom Left: "Napoleon" cannon in the museum Bottom Right: Real cannons on the actual battlefield
24: Stuff We Saw In | The United States Mint
25: Betsy Ross's House, Old City Hall, Congress Hall, and Benjamin Franklin"s Grave
26: Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
27: Top of the Rock views of New York from the Rockefeller Center
31: Liberty and Ellis Island
32: Walking tour of | Left: Trinity Church Below: Wall St. with a guy in a panda costume
33: Ground Zero | Left: plan for the new tower Bottom Left: St. Paul's Chapel Bottom Right: the construction site at Ground Zero
34: Extra Credit | The revolvers in the picture are Colt revolvers. My biography is on Samuel Colt, who designed these revolvers.
35: I learned quite a lot on this trip. Most of the things I learned was related to US history. For example, at Mount Vernon, I learned about George Washington. I learned that he was a surveyor in his early years, and I saw an example of a surveying tool. Another place where I learned something was the Holocaust Museum. In the museum, I saw some very convincing propaganda posters. Other than being educational, this trip was fun for me. I liked visiting the history museums and war memorials. My favorite places were the Pentagon, the American History Museum, and Gettysburg. New York was also a fun experience. I liked the M&M and Hershey's store on Times Square. Finally there are the things one has to appreciate after going on a trip like this. First I would like to thank my parents for paying for this trip. The next thing would be thanking the Pentagon for letting us in. Then there are the teachers and the tour guide to thank. Thank you Ms. Shuler for organizing this trip and Al for leading us for 7 days... The last and final thing I appreciated is what anyone would after a day of walking- the hotels. I would like to thank them for being willing to let a bunch of rowdy kids like us stay in their hotel! Alex Chi