On June 16th, several Rogers Middle School students and their families left St. Louis with Jeff Remelius, principal of the school, for an adventure in Washington, DC. The trip, booked through Smithsonian Student Travel, was jam packed full of activities and sites for the students.
After leaving St. Louis very early in the morning on that Saturday, they arrived in Washington, and quickly went to the Smithsonian complex where they explored the museums at their own pace. After a quick dinner, the group met the rest of our travel companions from Iowa and Oregon, to explore different monuments at night.
The trip included visits to US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery to see the Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy and other grave sites. We also saw the Library of Congress, Mount Vernon, the Franklin Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Memorials. Special highlights included a “ghost tour” of Alexandria, Virginia, and the National Zoo. The group went to as many places as possible in their relatively short visit to the national capital.
Mr. Remelius has trips planned for next summer to Chicago and the following summer to Washington, DC and New York City through Smithsonian Student Travel.