DC Fun Bus

2016 DC Trip

Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Construction of the monument began on February 12th, 1915. This was also Lincoln's birthday.

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers. Construction of the building began in 1939 and was completed in 1943. The bronze statue of Jefferson was added in 1947.

Marine Corps War Memorial

The statue honored all U.S. Marine Corps personnel who have died in the defense of the United States since 1775. The memorial was inspired by the iconic 1945 photograph of six servicemen raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
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Korean War Memorial

The Memorial commemorates those who served in the Korean War. The 19 stainless steel statues designed by Frank Gaylord each larger than life-size, between 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m) and 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) tall; each weighs nearly 1,000 pounds (500 kg). The figures represent as squad on patrol, drawn from each branch of the armed forces
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US Capitol

The US Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries.

I learned that the Capitol dome was designed by Thomas U. Walter and was influenced by classical European domes. The dome has The Statue of Freedom on it and has The Apotheosis of Washington on top on the inside of it.

Air and Space and Natural Histroy

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.

The Natural Histroy Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery conducts between 27 and 30 funeral services each week day and between 6 and 8 services on Saturday. The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. The rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age and complement the gardens found throughout the 624 acres of the cemetery. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.

Gravesite of Audie Murphy

Audie Murphy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, just across Memorial Drive from the Memorial Amphitheater. A special flagstone walkway has been constructed to accommodate the large number of people who stop to pay their respects to this hero

The White House

George Washington selected the site for the White House in 1791. The British set fire to the President’s House in 1814. James Hoban was appointed to rebuild the house, and President James Monroe moved into the building in 1817.

The White house has the oval office, Cabinet, White House Situation Room, James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, and Roosevelt Room.

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The National Zoo

The 163-acre zoological park set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C. We saw pandas, elephants, Japanese giant salamander, leopard, and gazelle. There are a lot more animals but I didn't get to see them. My favorite animal I saw was the zebras.

Dinner Cruise

My favorite part of the cruise was when they let us up on the top of the boat. The food was good, I really liked the mac and cheese. We had a great view of the river we were on. My friends and I had fun on the top of the cruise.
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Travel and Hotel

on the bus, your driver, your group, the hotel room, Rest Areas, and other stops

On the bus: it was the most boring but funniest part of the trip. It was boring because it was the longest part of the trip. Fun because when we started playing music it made our bus fun and crazy.

My group was Aidan, joe, Kameron, and me

The rest areas were good because we got to walk and eat something but snacks. One stop was when our bus broke down and we all rested while they fixed the bus.