Thank You For Visiting Our Site
Well, we made it to Washington D.C. With our flight leaving Phoenix at 10:00 pm we arrived in Boston at 5:00 am on Thursday. We were all so excited that we did not sleep much on the 4 hour flight. We had a wonderful breakfast and a 3 hour lay over and we all took a nap from Boston to Washington D.C. Mr. Bles, the National Inspector General for the Young Marines met us at the airport and helped us find our way to Aspen Hill Christian Church. Dr. Chance and Ms. Smith are wonderful people who have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome here. We spent a quite night on Thursday as sent the Young Marines to thier bunks early...what a long 2 days. Friday we woke at 0600 hours, got chow and dressed in our Alpha uniforms and had our first expierence on the Metro subway and arrived at Arlington National Cemetary. 4 Young Marines were chosen to lay the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknow Soldiers. There was no dry eyes in the group...an amazing memory for all of us. It was then we were off to see the sites...we saw the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Wall and the Korean War Memorial. Then another ride on the Metro to arrive back at the Church, dinner, study, and bed. Saturday was a wild ride. We were up by 0530 and dressing to go back down to the National Mall to participate the the Presidential Day of Service event. We were inside a large tent that was heated and spent the day promoting the Young Marine Program. Again Mr. Bles joined us for the day. We saw the Secretary of the Interior, Chelsea Clinton (who posed for pictures with the Young Marines) and we were interviewed by many many different people. If we had a dollar for every picture that was taken, we could fly home first class (haha). It is now Sunday and again we were up 0530 because we needed to be out of the Church so they could hold their services. We drove to Gettysburg and spent a wonderful day.