· The Capitol: See the Rotunda and the Senate and House chambers where Congress meets.
· White House: Visit the most famous house in America - home to our president and the executive branch of our government.
· Arlington National Cemetery: See the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Eternal Flame at JFK’s gravesite, and the Challenger Memorial.
· Wall Street: Visit America's financial center, and home to the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Chase Manhattan Bank.
· The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Take a ferry through the New York Harbor and visit the sites that have greeted newcomers to America for more than 100 years.
In order to take part in this totally unique adventure, I need to raise $ $2,700.00. Please help me by sponsoring a portion of my trip. Any contribution you could make would bring me that much closer to this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Please contact me if you have any questions or want to hear more about this really great learning opportunity. WorldStrides is the educational travel company organizing our trip, and you can check out worldstrides.com for information on their trips and safety record. Thank you for your consideration.
If you would like to talk to the trip organizer, please contact:
Hogan Middle School Teacher: Gary Glover, Program Leader (707) [phone redacted], [email redacted]
our Adventure, Day by Day, 5 Days
Day 1 : Welcome to the historic East Coast!
- Arrival: Meet your Course Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure in our nation's capital.
- Arlington National Cemetery: Pay your respects to the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who sacrificed their lives.
- Lincoln Memorial: Stand where Martin Luther King, Jr., stood when he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Scan more than 58,000 names inscribed on the Wall, representing the men and women who were killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
- Korean War Veterans Memorial: Walk among 19 statues, each depicting a soldier in realistic garb, as they marched through Korea’s rough terrain during the Korean War.
- Hotel check-in:
Day 2 : Follow in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers.
- Breakfast: Description
- Alexandria: Walk the beautiful streets and follow in the footsteps of many of our Founding Fathers. Take an eerie ghost tour to learn about some of the town's oldest ghost tales.
- Mount Vernon: Explore George Washington’s estate, the mansion he shared with Martha, and an education center that showcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
- Washington Monument: (picture stop) Snap some photos in front of the world’s tallest stone monument.
- Smithsonian Institution: Explore incredible museums, such as the National History Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American History Museum.
- Jefferson Memorial: Read some of Jefferson’s famous writings and gain a new respect for the foresight he had while writing the Declaration of Independence.
- FDR Memorial: Learn how Franklin D. Roosevelt reached out to the American people during the Great Depression.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial: Experience this memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist. Commemorate King's work by reading some of his most famous sayings on the 450-foot Inscription Wall.
Day 3 : Continue exploring our nation's capital!
- Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House: (by appointment) Follow the mystery of Lincoln’s assassination from Ford’s Theatre to the nearby house where he died.
- White House: (picture stop) Take a picture standing in front of the most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
- Capitol Hill: Walk the underground tunnels where lawmakers meet, explore the Visitor Center (by appointment), take in the miles of books at the Library of Congress, and sit on the steps of the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
- National Archives: See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence, and understand how they impact our lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
- World War II Memorial: Deepen your appreciation for the 16 million who served and 400,000 who lost their lives in battle while fighting to protect our rights and freedoms.
- Iwo Jima Memorial: Think about the inscription, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue,” while you explore this tribute to the U.S. Marines who died while serving our country.
- Pentagon Memorial: Visit the memorial honoring the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at the Pentagon.
Day 4 : Onward to NYC!
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Depart for New York City:
- Lunch en route:
- Rockefeller Center: Step into the world’s largest privately-owned business and entertainment complex. You'll never forget the magical view of Manhattan from 70 stories up at Top of the Rock.
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral: Take in the beauty of one of the largest gothic-style Catholic churches in the United States.
- Fifth Avenue Walk: Experience Manhattan at its most glamorous with high-end boutiques, chic department stores, and student favorites like the Apple Store and Tiffany & Co®.
- Central Park: Enjoy this 840-acre oasis in the midst of the busy city, which features the Carousel, Strawberry Fields, and the Great Lawn.
- Times Square: Known as the "crossroads of the world," Times Square is famous for its huge buildings, bright lights, and unique shopping.
- Broadway Show: Take time out for a Broadway Show. No matter which performance you end up seeing, it's sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Day 5 : NYC and More!
- Breakfast and hotel check-out:
- Statue of Liberty: Ride the subway to Lower Manhattan and take a ferry to Liberty Island, where you will visit this landmark monument to freedom that greets newcomers to New York Harbor.
- Ellis Island: Experience the immigration museum on the historic site of America’s primary gateway for millions of immigrants. See the more than 700,000 names listed on the Wall of Valor, and even research your ancestors by accessing passenger records in the museum’s interactive history center.
- Wall Street and the Financial District: Visit America’s financial center, home to the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Federal Hall.
- National 9/11 Memorial: Reflect as you visit the twin pools paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
- Depart New York City for home.: *This itinerary may be modified and inclusions and airports substituted depending on your travel dates, arrival and departure times, national holidays, hours of operation, and events beyond WorldStrides’ control.
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