The Class of 2021 spent Veterans Day weekend on the annual junior class trip to Washington, D.C. Over the course of three days, they visited inspiring national monuments, impressive museums and historic government buildings.
On the first day, students were fortunate to visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps for its 244th birthday celebration. A brief ceremony, followed by some cake, started the tour off perfectly. In the afternoon, they explored the National Museum of African American History and Culture and other Smithsonian Museums. A highlight of the trip was the night tour of the monuments, which included the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the WWII Memorial.
Activities on the second day included the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and a guided tour of the Capitol Building before heading to the unforgettable Holocaust Museum. The students then explored Georgetown prior to attending a St. Sebastian's alumni reception where they heard from a few former students concerning their pathways after graduating from the School.
The juniors visited the Arlington National Cemetery on their last day, where class officers Joseph Pandit and Teddy Harrington took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A stop at the Newseum capped off the trip as the students learned about the media’s role in US history.
The trip was a great experience and one this class will always remember.