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S: The Time of My Life: 2011 East Coast Trip

BC: Created by: Kaira Castillejo

FC: The Time of my LIFE | 8th Grade Class of 2011 EAST COAST TRIP

1: Itinerary | March 6, 2011- Day 1 | Arrive in Washington DC Smithsonian American Indian Museum Eat Dinner at Union Train Station Kennedy Center of Performing Arts | March 7, 2011-Day 2 | Breakfast Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Lunch Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Art Gallery Capitol Building Library of Congress Supreme Court Dinner at Armand's Pizza | Mount Vernon Holocaust Museum Washington Monument Vietnam War Memorial\ Pentagon Memorial Dinner @ Pentagon City Mall | White House Newseum Pentagon American History Museum Washington National Cathedral Dinner @Sizzling Express FDR Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial | March 8,2011- Day 3 | March 9,2011- Day 4 | March 10,2011- Day 5 | Gettysburg Museum Tour of Gettysburg Amish Village (on the way to Philly) Dinner (steak) | March 11,2011- Day 6 | Liberty Bell Independence Hall leave for NYC Time Square and Top of the Rock Dinner at Havana Central Wicked | March 12,2011- Day 7 | Liberty and Ellis Island Ground Zero Trinity Church & St. Paul's Chapel FK New York City | This Scrapbook was created by: Kaira Castillejo

2: Smithsonian American Indian Museum | Above: Statue of Native Americans and Explorer Right: Native American works of Art andMask

3: Kennedy Center of Performing Arts | John F. Kennedy Bust by Robert Berks | Hall of Nations

4: Arlington National Cemetery | The house of Robert E. Lee | Graves

5: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24/7 by a different guard every hour

6: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum | American Astronaut | Missile

7: Smithsonian Art Gallery | Left: Fountain in Lobby Bottom: Wishing Fountain

8: Left: Capitol Building Brochure Above: Capitol Building | THE CAPITOL BUILDING

9: Library of Congress | Right: Library of Congress Brochure Below: Ceiling of Library of Congress

10: THE SUPREME COURT

11: National Archives | The National Archives holds three historical documents that helped create the United States. These three historical documents are:The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the ill of Rights. | Brochure of National Archives

12: WWII Memorial | This Memorial is dedicated to the people who served and the countries and states in World War II

13: Lincoln Memorial | Emancipation Proclamation Postcard from the Lincoln Memorial | Statue of Abraham Lincoln

14: Korean War Memorial | This memorial shows the courage and strength of the soldiers in the Korean War.

15: Marine Corps Memorial | This memorial is dedicated to marines who gave their lives to defend our country.

16: White House | *View From Washington Monument

17: N E W S E U M | Berlin Wall | Articles on SCANDALS

18: Smithsonian American History Museum | Dorothy's Magical Red Slippers

19: THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL | Above: National Cathedral Left: Colorful Glass Window in Cathedral

20: FDR MEMORIAL | Left: President FDR with dog | Right: People during the Great Depression in line for food

21: Thomas Jefferson Memorial | The Muffin | 3rd President of the UNITED STATES

22: Mount Vernon

23: Holocaust Museum | The Holocaust Museum shows the pain and horror the Jews faced. The identification card on the right was given to me when I entered the museum. It was the identification card of a woman who died in her 40s in a concentration camp and her life story.

24: THE VIEW FROM THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT | White House | Capitol Building | Thomas Jefferson Memorial | Lincoln Memorial

25: VIETNAM War Memorial | This statue shows nurses, all female, caring and praying for a wounded soldier. | Flowers on the Vietnam Wall

26: Pentagon Memorial | These benches represent every person who died on the plane and in the Pentagon during September 11, 2001, when a plane crashed into the Pentagon. Each bench has a name of a person who died.

27: Gettysburg: Battlefield & Museum | The Battle of Gettysburg was during the Civil War and is one of the bloodiest battles. The picture above is a postcard of Gettysburg and the pictures on the left and below are a painting of the Battle of Gettysburg | Painting is a Cyclorama

28: TOUR of Philly | Left to Right: The Betsy Ross House, The Liberty Bell, and Rocky statue Bottom Left: Independence Hall

29: NEW YORK CITY | Radio City Music Hall | Ice Skating rink

30: T O P O F T H E R O C K

31: NYC Disney Style

32: This was my ticket to watch Wicked. It was a Musical behind the story of the Wizard of Oz before Dorothy dropped in. The best songs were definitely Defying Gravity, Popular, Dancing through Life, and I'm not that Girl. I really enjoyed watching this with my friends and would watch it over and over again if I could.

33: LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND | Statue of Liberty | Building in Ellis Island | View of NYC from Liberty Island

34: GROUND ZERO | NYC FINANCIAL DISTRICT | The Bull | 9/11 Fireman Memorial | Reconstruction | Tree at Trinity Church

35: =

39: My Experience | This trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was a dream come true. I was able to travel with my friends across the country without my parents. I had so much fun and I learned so much in one week. I sung with my friends at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, visited many memorials, went into the White House and talked to secret servicemen, toured the battlefield of Gettysburg, climbed the Rocky Stairs in Philly, walked and shopped in Times Square, watched Wicked on Broadway, and toured Liberty & Ellis Island, the Financial District, and Ground Zero. I learned more about the people who made this country possible and learned about the lives of US soldiers and Veterans. They deserve more respect for what they have done for this country. The Vietnam War veterans received little respect, giving a veteran a letter at the Vietnam War memorial brought tears into his eyes. We had a great time during this trip. We laughed and made memories, but this trip was also emotional. Half of us left the Holocaust Museum in tears, but not only was it the terrible things that happened to the people in the Holocaust, but our own problems as a family and ourselves. It made us stronger. My favorite part of the trip was NYC. I shopped in TIME SQUARE and watched WICKED on BROADWAY. It was definitely a dream come true to me. This trip was unforgettable. I've grown closer to my friends and made new ones. I've had crazy times with them from the bus rides to running into a poll in Philly to New York city. This was so much fun and I will treasure those moments for the rest of my life.

41: GREETINGS FROM NYC | I NY

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