It has been a very long and fun and tiring day! There’s actually too much to share so this is going to be brief… besides, morning is coming extremely soon!
After breakfast we headed to Gettysburg.
Gettysburg… we knew it was a large battle but, WOW! I do not even know how to describe the video, the museum, the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, which depicts the final fury of Gettysburg- “Pickett’s Charge”. It’s over 130 years old! It is beautiful and terrible! We took a guided driving tour of the battlefield. Again, huge and wow!
After returning back into the District of Columbia, we finished our Embassy Row information walks. Found South Korea, Lesotho, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Vietnam, and Malaysia was not where our map said it was supposed to be!
We had dinner and then headed back out!
Tonight – we visited the War Monuments, starting at WWII and ending at the Lincoln Memorial. These monuments are amazing, but it was after dinner and almost all of the crowds had dispersed so it was wonderfully quiet. The students had done a good job researching information about the monuments. Prayer time was nice! It was also incredible to have Jay Tu and Jane Cho on the trip and be with them as they were seeing the Vietnam and Korean Memorials for the first time. It made the experience very meaningful for all of us. By the time we ended up at the Lincoln, there was hardly anyone else there. We were able to really enjoy the monument and then sit and listen as Mr. Smith read the 2nd inaugural address.
Starting our day at Gettysburg and ending it at the Lincoln memorial – just somehow seems appropriate.
Tomorrow we start off at the Arlington National Cemetery, Lee’s house and a Smithsonian or two before we head home!
We will be in late tomorrow night! Please be waiting on us! Your kiddos will be tired and ready to go home!
These kids have been amazing!
Flt Southwest 828 Depart Washington, Reagan, DC 6:55pm
Arriv St Louis, Mo 8:10 pm
Flt Southwest 110 Depart St Louis 8:50 pm Arrive Austin 11:00pm
See you soon!
“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”