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Day 3 - Day three of the Washington, DC trip was filled with several surprising and memorable experiences. During our tour of the Capitol building, we were able to meet with Florida Congressman John Mica who graciously arranged for us to not only have a rare glimpse inside the House Chamber, but also took us through the underground tunnels from the Capitol to the Rayburn House Office Building. The beautiful Library of Congress and the majestic Supreme Court buildings were two other stops on today's tour. By far the most moving experience of the day was the Holocaust Memorial Museum. A final stop to the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, which holds the Hope Diamond among other astounding artifacts, was followed by dinner at Alfio's Italian Restaurant. A drive through Georgetown on the way back to the hotel assured that day three was just as eventful as the other two.

Day 2 - Day two of our trip resulted in 94 very tired parents, teachers, and students, as we saw a very wide-variety of landmarks. We visited Ford's Theater, Bureau of Printing and Engraving, The White House, Union Station, Arlington Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The Metro, Washington Monument, Iwo Jima Marines Memorial, Air Force Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial!

Day 1 - The first day of the annual 8th grade Washington, DC trip was packed with activity. A coveted visit to the Pentagon and the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial was followed by a trip to the National Archives which house the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and other important historical documents. The Smithsonian and a night tour of the Martin Luther King, FDR, and Thomas Jefferson memorials completed our first day.