It's always beautiful when the USM crew goes to Arlington, and the weather on our final day didn't break the streak! We toured the most hallowed ground in our country, seeing the burial sites of President Kennedy and President Taft, checking out Robert E. Lee's house, and spending some time learning about the rich history of our largest national cemetery. The highlight of visit (and the entire trip, in the mind of a certain history teacher) was the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Our representatives, chosen by their classmates, left a small but thoughtful tribute to the tomb and the men and women that serve our country. It's a big reason why we go to DC, and why we learn about our history.
We had a little bus glitch after Arlington, but no worries - everything worked out fine. The kids toured the Newseum in the afternoon, and many felt it was one of their favorite spots on the trip. We parted ways, as the Baltimore flight went to fight traffic to get to BWI and the DC flight relaxed at the National Museum of American History.