28 Nov 2007

Students Spend Thanksgiving Touring Washington, D.C.

Fifty-nine Catholic High students along with ninety-five St. Joseph’s Academy students spent the Thanksgiving holidays touring Washington, D.C. During their trip students had the opportunity to participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers.

The weeklong tour included an illuminated tour of the Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam, and Iwa Jima monuments. Students visited the White House, The Capitol, Union Station, the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum, Mount Vernon, National Archives, the Holocaust Museum and Medieval Times. In addition to riding the Metro, students toured the Smithsonian Museum, Kennedy Center for a play, Arlington National Cemetery, the Kennedy graves (enternal flame), Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. They also had the opportunity to see the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.

While in Washington, students visited the grave of Scott Lamana, a 1988 CHS graduate who died at the Pentegon on September 11, 2001.