On June 12, Rebecca Cahall, Sydney Tucker and Laken Williams travelled to Washingtonm D.C., on a 4-H trip and met 21 other youth from surrounding counties for a four-day adventure touring the nation’s capital.
On the first day, they arrived into the city in time for a behind the scenes tour of the Capitol building with Fith District Rep. Virginia Foxx. During a tour of the Capitol, they sat in the House of Representatives and Senate galleries during a vote and watched as the voting process took place and a couple of local house bills were passed.
The second day started off the morning with a visit to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and then to Ford’s Theater to learn about Lincoln’s presidency and assassination. After visiting the Theater, the group toured the Holocaust Museum. The second evening ended with a trolley tour of the Monuments by Moonlight. During this tour, they visited the Iwo Jima, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lincoln, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials.
On their third day in Washington they started at Arlington National Cemetery and saw President Kennedy’s gravesite, watched the change of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and visited the Robert E. Lee house and museum. Afterwards, they made their way back into the city to attend a meeting with representatives from Sen. Thom Tillis and Sen. Richard Burr’s offices. Afterwards, they took the circulator bus to watch the Washington Nationals versus the Atlanta Braves baseball game.
On their last day in Washington, they went into the city and visited the Smithsonian Air and Space museum where they saw the original Wright Brother’s plane and many other historical artifacts including early navigation tools and learned about the United States first trip to the moon.
Overall, everyone agreed they had a wonderful trip and learned so much about their nation’s history and capital.
For more information about Surry County 4-H, contact Whitney Collins at 336-401-8025 or [email protected]