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1 Discover D.C. Washington, D.C. Our Nation’s Capital

2 Washington, D.C. Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and U.S. Capitol World War II Memorial Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument President Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial As home to our nation's government, Washington, D.C. is one of the most powerful cities in the world. Steeped in history and rich in culture, D.C. provides ample opportunities for students to celebrate the past and prepare for the future.

3 Arlington National Cemetery Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers John F. Kennedy Gravesite and Eternal Flame See the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Eternal Flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite, and the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial.

4 Iwo Jima Memorial The Marine Corps War Memorial "Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue." The Marine Corps War Memorial The flag raisers forever immortalized in bronze Commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775.

5 The United States Capitol Building Library of Congress Capitol Hill Aerial view of Capitol Hill Capitol Hill is home to more than just the Capitol Building: the U.S. Supreme Court and Library of Congress are located just off the east front of the Capitol. “United States Supreme Court"

6 National Archives The National Archives Preamble of the U.S. Constitution Signatures on the Declaration of Independence Bill of Rights At the National Archives, visitors view the “Charters of Freedom:” the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

7 Ford’s Theatre The Presidential Box Ford’s Theatre Peterson House: The House Where Lincoln Died Bust of Lincoln On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was mortally shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play in Ford’s Theatre. Lincoln passed away across the street inside Peterson’s Boarding House.

8 Washington Monument Washington Monument as seen from the Iwo Jima Memorial Washington Monument as seen from the WWII Memorial Washington Monument as seen from the Vietnam Wall The most visible memorial in D.C., the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the National Mall. In addition to being the tallest structure in D.C., it is also the tallest stone monument in the world. Looking up at the Washington Monument

9 Mount Vernon Interactive Activities at Mount Vernon Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate The Tombs of George and Martha Washington President George Washington’s home located in Alexandria, Virginia.

10 Monuments and Memorials Vietnam War Memorial Vietnam Women's Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Students pay tribute to fallen soldiers at a number of sites including the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. World War II Memorial

11 Monuments and Memorials Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial Kennedy Center FDR Memorial President Memorials and Monuments

12 National Cathedral Inside the National Cathedral View of Washington from the National Cathedral A sampling of the Cathedral’s stone carvings The Cathedral is a 14th Century Gothic- style structure, shaped like a Latin Cross. It is the sixth largest church in the world.

13 Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Castle Inside the Smithsonian Natural History Museum The Moon Rock at the Air & Space Museum The Natural History Museum In 1829, British scientist James Smithson died and in his will he left his estate, valued at over half a million dollars, to the people of the United States to found “an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”

14 White House National Cathedral A Photo Opportunity at the White House The White House as seen from the Ellipse The home of the President and his family as well as the official office for the Executive Branch of our government, whose job is to execute or carry out the laws of our nation.

15 Trip Dates for the 2008-09 The trip will take place in the Spring. The final date is to be determined. Probably April 24 th – 27 th. The Monday (4/28) following the trip is a non-student day

16 Trip Cost $1,390 $79 of this cost is not refundable. There is also an option to purchase full refund (minus the nonrefundable deposit) insurance for $139. Insurance is recommended!

17 How to register-Pick ONE option Call Worldstrides at 1-800-468-5899 Log on to Mail registration to: Worldstrides PO Box 9033 Charlottesville, VA 22906-9033


19 Billing Questions Customer Service (parent billing questions) 1-800-468-5899 Financial Services Representative 1-800-880-5937 Website

20 Trip ID Trip ID #12326

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