The itinerary starts on Thursday with a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park and then on to Washington, D.C. Later, they will tour the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, World War II and Korean Memorial.
Friday includes a trip to the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court Building and Library of Congress, the Smithsonian/Air and Space Museum, Washington National Cathedral, Ford's Theatre and Museum, Petersen House and Center and Pentagon City Mall. (At the Pentagon, the group met Capt. Tate Westbrook '85 and his wife, Ashley (Kenny) Westbrook '86, where Capt. Westbrook currently works. He showed the middle school travelers the 9/11 Memorial and explained the great significance of the work.)
On Saturday, the group will travel to Mt. Vernon and see the Smithsonian Institutes/Museum of American History, National Archives, Holocaust Museum, and have an afternoon tour of monuments including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial and the Roosevelt Memorial.
The tour will conclude on Sunday when the group departs for Nashville.Those students not participating in the middle school trip will visit Climb Murfreesboro and have lunch with the chaperones on April 11, and travel to Old Stone Fort Park in Manchester for a day hike and outdoor lunch on April 12.