Eighth Grade: Washington, D.C.

“What a great experience we had at the Capitol in Washington DC,” Les Rhea said. “We saw our past history unfold before our eyes whether we were at George Washington’s home or at the nation’s Capitol. The students got to see our first amendment at work through protests and exercised their own right as they prayed for our president and congress at the white house. They experienced the knowledge of past wars and thanked a Vietnam veteran for his service to our country. Many shed tears as they experienced the holocaust museum and saw what it was like to be a persecuted people. I think most came away with a better appreciation for our country and for the people who have given us what we have today being a free nation and a God-fearing nation.”