March 22nd – March 25th, a handful of our students along with Mr. Brogan, Mr. Wood, and Mr. Hopkins took a trip out East to visit Historical Landmarks from the Civil War. They began their trip by visiting Antietam National Battlefield, which was the home of the deadliest day in US History. The students were able to spend their time with two historians, who showed them around the battlefield, different artifacts and strategic advantages.
From there, the students traveled to Washington D.C. and visited Arlington National Cemetery, where they witnessed the changing of the Guard and a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. After leaving Arlington, the students made their way to the Lincoln Memorial and took on other sights and sounds around our Nation’s Capital.
After leaving D.C. our students traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to visit the battlefield. The students were able to take some time to learn about Gettysburg, which is often referred to as the Civil War’s turning point. The students were treated to a dinner provided by Gettysburg College’s dining hall. The following day, the Meteors were able to spend the entire day on the battlefield with a Professor from Gettysburg College. Overall, our students had a wonderful time and took in quite a bit of information.