Heritage Middle School Students Experience National Capitol

Heritage Middle School Students Experience National Capitol
Posted on 05/13/2016

A group of White House Heritage eighth grade students visited Washington, DC this week, learning and experiencing much about the history and government of the United States.

The group left from Heritage HS at 6 a.m., Monday, May 9, on a charter bus, traveled through East Tennessee and most of Virginia, and arrived in Washington late that night.

The purpose of the trip was to expose students to the monuments, architecture, culture, and museums located in our nation's Capitol.

On Tuesday the group visited Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Kennedy Gravesites Pentagon 9/11 Memorial,  & Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. After dinner they took in a performance of Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Wednesday they visited the Newseum (an interactive museum of news and journalism), toured the US Capitol, Library of Congress, & visited with Congressman Diane Black.  After dinner they visited the World War II, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean War Memorials.

Smithsonian 1

On Thursday the students had another full day, visiting the Smithsonian Natural History and American History Museums, Mount Vernon, the Holocaust Museum, and the  FDR, MLK, and Jefferson memorials.


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