Today, we started out at our normal time and ate some delicious breakfast at the hotel. We then went to a Wider Circle to complete various service projects. The projects went from organizing and folding linens and clothes to heavy lifting.
After a Wider Circle, we went to lunch at the Regan Building and enjoyed various options of food given to us. After lunch, we went to the Smithsonian’s National History Museum. This museum demonstrated our countries history and even displayed modern exhibits like Julia Child’s kitchen.
After the National History Museum, we had a very fun visit to the FBI. The FBI was very interesting and we got learn the various career paths of FBI workers. We were able to experience hands on activities like finding hidden cameras and sitting in real police cars.
Our next activity of the day was the Museum of Natural History, where we were able to visit many cool exhibits. We got to go to an exhibit about gems, and we also got to go to an exhibit about things found in the ocean.
After The Museum of Natural History, we ate a delicious dinner at Carmine’s Italian Restaurant.
After dinner it was time to do our daily memorial visiting. We started our memorial tour with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. We were able to pay our respects and be inspired by the quotes of this amazing man. After, we went to FDR Memorial. We got to see the 4 waterfalls to represent each term of his presidency. After we visited our last memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. At the memorial, we got to honor one of our greatest presidents by taking in the nearly 19 foot tall statue.
After the memorials, we took the bus back to the hotel and concluded our night with devotionals at the hotel.
– Alex Alcorta and James Magruder