I have always loved learning about new places, cultures, and lifestyles. Traveling is a great way to do all three of those. I was selected to travel to the capital of the United States, and I believe it was a trip that was educational. I was eligible to see many places, sculptures, and historical monuments. I could not possibly explain everything that I was able to learn there. I was able to see the historical monuments, I met a lot of new people, and I learned of facts about the nation’s capital. This was a fantastic experience, and I would recommend the trip to anyone.
Initially, I was able to see the historical monuments. The thrill of walking through the capitol building is unexplainable. I was fascinated with the paintings that hung on the wall there. The outside of the building was so clean, and it reminded me of a magazine. The most important to me was the viewing of the Lincoln Memorial. I learned that two of his most famous pieces of writings are written on the wall in the memorial. I explored the Arlington Cemetery, and that was absolutely amazing. The way they respect the soldiers who fought for this country is unexplainable. I learned so many things about the different monuments, and I was eligible to see the history of each particular place.
Subsequently, I met a lot of new people on this trip. I like to meet new people, because you learn about their experiences of life. I met one great friend, and he shared many interests that I did. I was able to meet the senators of Tennessee, and I also met one of the nine state representatives. I took that privilege as more of an honor! I was extremely fascinated with their passion for their job, and they took the time to talk to students from around the United States.
Conclusively, I learned a lot of facts about the nation’s capital. There are so many places and things that need to be seen there. I was able to read the information on each particular item in the Smithsonian, and I learned so much about the Presidents of the United States. I was able to view the first flag ever hung in this country, and I learned the history that it held. I was able to learn what the flag mainly represented, and the meaning of the national anthem. I was able to learn about the lifestyle of politicians, and what they encounter on a daily basis. I was able to learn about Mount Vernon and the Monticello. These were the homes of President George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. I learned their reason for death, and about how they were in debt for most of their lives. I also learned that Jefferson that had several copies of the Declaration of Independence in his home. The experience was amazing, and I believe the entire trip was educational. I was able to expand my knowledge historically, but with current information too.
In conclusion, I was able to see the historical monuments, I met a lot of new people, and I learned a lot of facts about the nation’s capital. This traveling experience was more of a privilege, and I am thankful everyday that I was able to view the nation’s capital. I will always remember this vacation, because I was able to try multiple new things. The huge city life is way different, but I would like to travel to many more new places in the future. I always intended on viewing many educational areas.
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