Washington D.C. Trip 2017

April 21, 2017

Despite the weather, LHS Seniors enjoyed their experience in Washington D.C., March 12th-17th.  Students boarded the busses at 5:00 A.M. on March 12th and settled in for a 27-hour ride to Pennsylvania.  The first stop on the tour was at Gettysburg National Park where they explored the battlefields and visitor’s center.  From there they reboarded the busses and headed off to Washington D.C. They arrived ahead of an impending storm, and woke up to a city covered in snow.  They enjoyed a little extra rest while waiting for the government buildings to open, but then a whirlwind tour ensued.  Students visited the U.S. Capitol Building where they shook hands and snapped “selfies” with Vice President Pence, visited the Library of Congress, the National Archives, The National Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arlington National Cemetery and various other Smithsonian museums. Although the temperatures were brutal, even for Nebraskans, the seniors took full advantage of the opportunity to visit the outdoor memorials including: The Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Washington Monument, and the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials. Every moment of the trip was packed full of exciting opportunities to learn about our nation’s history and government.  The final leg of the tour wrapped up with a visit to the National Cathedral, then back on the busses with a group of teens happy for a 27-hour nap on the way home!