Although there were a few tired feet, “stepping” into D.C on Tuesday was enlightening. We began at Capitol Hill with Mr. Konchak praying for our nation in front of the Capitol. At the Supreme Court building Mr. Hollars educated us about our Judiciary Branch of government. He was able to show us evidence of what we have discussed in the classroom. We were also amazed at the elaborate architecture in all of the buildings we visited.
By only 2:15, we had already completed 10,000 steps, and we had just arrived at Arlington. Mr. Hollars directed us to the grave of a former student and discussed the sacrifice that so many give for our country. He also reminded us that the greatest sacrifice was made on the cross by our Savior. After viewing the Changing of the Guard and JFK’s grave, we visited the grave of one of our own family. Mrs. Geter’s father was buried in January of 2013. We are grateful for his service.
By the time we left Arlington, we had completed 14,000 steps! Ready to refuel, we stopped for a quick dinner at Champs. With newfound energy, we visited the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials. These memorials reminded us of how many have sacrificed for our freedom.
By the end of the day, we had walked 19,706 steps and 8.7 miles. Though tired, we were thankful for the freedoms that so many in our country have sacrificed to provide for us.