The Junior class left on the 6-day annual history tour to Gettysburg, Washington D.C., and Williamsburg after having sundown worship, Saturday, September 21 and then filling the two vans and heading out. Each year has a slightly different itinerary. The first stop was a visit to the Gettysburg battlefield. Students learned the geography of the place and saw first-hand the Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, and the place of Pickett’s Charge in addition to visiting the cyclorama. Before the end of the day, students were able to tour Arlington National Cemetery: the tomb of the unknown soldier. The next morning student did a walking tour of the memorials: FDR, MLK, Korean War, Vietnam, Lincoln, and World War II then it was on to the Newseum for a tour and then free time in the Smithsonian Mall. In the evening, everyone relaxed at the Phillies-Nationals baseball game at Nationals Park.
The next day the International Spy Museum was the main morning attraction and then on to Richmond, stopping at the White House of the Confederacy and then on to the Historical Triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Wednesday was a full day at Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg learning the beginnings of the United States.
Continuing the adventure students toured the U.S.S.
Wisconsin and Nauticus to learn about our participation in World War II. The last stop of this years’ tour was at
Appomattox Court House, where Confederate General Lee surrendered to Union General
Grant ending the United States Civil War.
Next year Mr. Ramkissoon is considering a trip to Boston to be a part of its 400th anniversary and seeing the historical sites in New England.