Visiting the Nation’s Capital

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Earlier this past March, Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s eighth grade class participated in an overnight field trip to Washington, D.C. in an effort to connect their classroom lessons to real-world events.

While spending time in the nation’s capital, the students visited the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Korean War Memorial to help further their understanding of the history they are studying this year.  

A highlight for some students was a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where they were able to meet and talk with survivors of the Holocaust.  

Additionally, a visit to Arlington National Cemetery allowed students to witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which strengthen their appreciation of the ultimate sacrifice made by members of the Armed Forces.