FC: Washington D.C. Our class field trip!
1: Washington was a really fun trip that I will remember forever! We visited many museums, monuments and many other interesting places. We all learned a ton but also had fun along the way.
2: Arlington National Cemetery is a very inspirational place. It is considered one of America's most sacred cemeteries. I was very honored to be there, and as I walked through the many graves of dead soldiers I couldn't help but feel proud to live in a nation were people would risk their lives for their country.
3: There were also many other things to see at Arlington. For example, there was the Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy Grave Sight.
4: The Vietnam memorial honors the soldiers that fought in the Vietnam war. the great wall had so many names on it, it was amazing. it made me curios as to each person is on that wall. | I really liked The Vietnam Memorial because even thought it was a very simple monument it means so much more. the wall represents all of the brave men and women willing to fight for our freedom.
6: The Korean War Veterans Memorial is one of the memorials that had the most impact on me. It was really hard to look at the faces in the wall as they stared back at you. The faces were haunting and intense. The war lacked respect because it was short. Yet these veterans fought for their country with the same intent as in any war. But courage is still courage, especially when someone is risking their life for their country.
9: The Hirshhorn Museum was so much fun to visit. I had never really experienced modern art previously to the trip. It was interesting to see art in a different way and the museum had a lot of interesting exhibits. They had so much to look at. I would love to revisit the museum some time in the near future, maybe when I'm older.
10: The World War II memorial around the plaza was interesting to see after years of learning and reading about the war. There are 56 pillars with arches, each representing states and territories that fought for our freedom. I thought about Anne frank and the fear that so many Jews experienced as well as others throughout Europe and the rest of the world. I also thought about the significance of Pearl Harbor. I have known people who have fought and lost family members. It seems so long ago but it really wasn't when you think in terms of history.
12: The Capitol Building sits on top of Capitol Hill. I had seen photos before, but was impressed to see the real thing. It is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress. I thought so many of the rooms in the building were beautiful with their paintings and chandeliers. I especially liked the painting on the dome.
14: The Lincoln Memorial was built to honor the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is a very large structure containing a seated sculpture of Lincoln. The statue has the perfect view of the reflecting pool and the Washington Monument. On each side of Lincoln are two of his most famous speeches. Lincoln has played such a major role in the history of America and this statue really made me appreciate him and his efforts to end slavery in the south. America would not be where it is today without the help of Lincoln.
16: The Air and Space Museum is one of the many Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC that our class visited on our class trip. The National Air and Space Museum has a huge variety of air crafts and space crafts that are very detailed. I found the museum very interesting. The museum holds some of the greatest inventions of all time, like the Wright Flyer, one of the first successful airplanes in the world. I also thought the flight simulator was really fun. There was so much to see there ,I wish I had more time.