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Jesse's Washington Trip

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S: World War II Memorial Trip

1: On October 23, 2010 Jess Tressler visited the World War II Memorial in Washington DC as a member of Honor Bus Five.

2: Tom Corbett was among the dignitaries seeing the WWII Veterans off | The student escorts

3: The Freedom Wall | At each end of the Memorial stands a pavilion which symbolizes a war fought across two oceans. | The Atlantic Pavilion

4: The Freedom Wall's 4000 Gold Stars commemorate the more than 400,000 Americans who gave their lives in the war.

6: Circling the Memorial are 56 Pillars. They represent the U.S. States, territories and the District of Columbia.

7: The wreath laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Honor Bus 5 Veterans | Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery

8: The changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

10: US Army Air Corps Emblem | World War II Victory Medal

11: The Pennsylvania Pillar

12: Known only unto God

13: Throughout the day each World War II Veteran entering the WWII Memorial was greeted by active duty military personnel. Here Jess is greeted by members of the US Air Force. | As he was leaving the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Jess met a group of students visiting the Memorial. Upon learning that he and the others were WWII Veterans, each student shook his hand and thanked him for his service

17: Laying of the wreath by the Central Pennsylvania Veterans

18: At the end of the day the veterans were guests at a banquet in their honor at the Dillsburg American Legion.

19: Jess taking in the Memorial

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  • Title: Jesse's Washington Trip
  • Pictures taken on a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington DC on October 23, 2010.
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