BC: The End
FC: Washington DC Trip
1: 8 historical photos and 6 fun photos from my school trip to Washington D.C.
2: A.J., Mac Ross, Ben D., and Gardner having fun in the Capitol Building
3: Mac Zech attempting to wind surf in the American History Museum
4: Doug stretching after a long bus ride
5: Elizabeth, Cortland and Mr. Bucci mingling
6: Chris and I walking in Arlington Cemetery
7: Me, Robert, Sean Doug and others waiting to go on a flight simulator
8: The Abraham Lincoln Memorial is located in the National Mall. It was finished in May of 1922. It is one of the very few monuments that celebrates a president. It looks very much like a temple. Inside of it is Lincoln sitting in a chair and all around him is inscriptions of his famous speeches. Leading up to the memorial is 56 steps because he was 54 years old when he died and he served 2 terms so if you add them up it equals 56.
9: The Holocaust Museum is very sad and meaningful. It is scary to see pictures of these people being tortured for no good reason. The most meaningful part for me was the gas chambers. It was scary to think of all the people who died in gas chambers. The museum gave you a good idea of what the Jews went through. I was surprised they found a real cable car from the holocaust. It was a very meaningful experience.
10: The Air and Space Museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum has the largest collection of aircrafts and spacecrafts in the world. It was formed in 1946 by an act of Congress. The museum was finished in 1976. About 6,000,000 visitors visit the museum a year.
11: Washington Memorial is a very big monument. It is actually the biggest monument in Washington at a height of 555 feet and 1/8 inch. It is part of the National Mall. It was constructed to celebrate president George Washington. When it's not windy it reflects into the Reflecting pool and looks very cool.
12: The Capitol Building is very big and heavily secured. The Capitol is the home of Congress. It is filled with artwork. The middle of the Capitol building is the exact middle of Washington D.C. It was started on September 18, 1773. It is 274 acres large. It is located in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
13: Arlington Cemetery is in Arlington, Virgina. The cemetery is home of about 300,000 graves. My favorite part of the cemetery was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is a war grave that is for all the unidentified soldiers. Also, in the cemetery is John F. Kennedy's grave which actually is an eternal flame that never goes out. The cemetery is usually for war veterans but there are some exceptions like JFK.
14: Iwo Jima is a Marine Corps War Memorial. I liked it because it really captured what they were doing at the time. There are six men in the memorial. They are raising a flag in enemy territory. It is the largest bronze structure in the world.
15: I liked the Korean War Veterans Memorial the most out of all the memorials and monuments. The memorial is a triangle filled with bushes and it has 19 statues of soldiers in it. The soldiers are very life-like. The memorial is supposed to make it look like the soldiers are walking through a forest or jungle in combat. The soldiers are equipped with fill combat gear. They are all made out of granite. The memorial was finished in July of 1995. It is part of the National Mall.