Day 1 :
Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
- Arrive in Washington, D.C.:
Meet your Christian DiscoveriesCourse Leader and prepare for an action-packed adventure inour nations capital.
Discuss Gods hand in Americas history and the role of people offaith in our country
- Arlington National Cemetery:
Pay your respects to thehundreds of thousands of brave men and women whosacrificed their lives for our country. During the Changing ofthe Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reflect on thetrue meaning of sacrifice while Taps is played to honor thefallen soldiers.
- Devotional Discussion: Learn from the sacrifices of others:
- Iwo Jima Memorial:
Think about the inscription on thestatues base, Uncommon valor was a common virtue, whileyou explore this tribute to the U.S. Marines who died whileserving our country.
- Pentagon Memorial:
Visit the outdoor installation honoringthe 184 victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks at thePentagon.
- Hotel Check-In:
Day 2 :
Walk in the Footsteps of Our Founding Fathers
Walk the beautiful streets of Old Town Alexandriaand follow in the footsteps of many of our Founding Fathers.
- Mount Vernon:
Explore George Washingtons estate, themansion he shared with Martha, and an education center thatshowcases our first president as a farmer and businessman.
- Devotional Discussion: The faith of our Founding Fathers:
- Smithsonian Institution:
Discover some of the museumsmaking up the Smithsonian Institution, such as the NaturalHistory Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, theNational Gallery of Art, and the American History Museum.
- Museum of the Bible:
Learn about the narrative, history, and impact of The Bible in a series of specialized exhibits
- Jefferson Memorial:
Read some of Jeffersons famouswritings on the walls of this great memorial and gain a newrespect for the foresight he had while writing the Declarationof Independence.
- FDR Memorial:
Learn how Franklin D. Roosevelt reached outto the American people during the Great Depression.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial:
Experience D.C.snewest memorial dedicated to the famous civil rights activist.
Day 3 :
Continue to Explore Our Nation's Capital
- Fords Theatre and Petersen House:
(by appointment)Follow the mystery of Lincolns assassination from FordsTheatre to the nearby house where he died.
- White House:
(picture stop) Take a picture standing in front ofthe most recognizable symbol of the presidency.
- Devotional: Pray for the president:
- National Archives:
See the Constitution, Bill of Rights, andDeclaration of Independence, and understand how theyimpact our lives today and ensure our basic freedoms.
- Capitol Hill:
Walk the underground tunnels where lawmakersmeet; explore the Visitor Center (by appointment); take in themiles of books at the Library of Congress; and sit on the stepsof the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Devotional Discussion: Explore the Christian foundations of ournations government:
- Lincoln Memorial:
Contemplate Lincolns achievements andstand where Martin Luther King, Jr., stood when he deliveredhis famous I Have a Dream speech.
- Devotional Discussion: Reflect on the cost of freedom:
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial:
Scan more than 58,000 namesinscribed on the Wall, representing the men and women whowere killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
- Korean War Veterans Memorial:
Walk among 19 statues,each depicting a soldier in realistic garb, as they marchthrough Koreas rough terrain during the Korean War.
Day 4 :
Reflect and Consider History
- Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out:
- Washington Monument:
(picture stop) Snap some photos infront of the worlds tallest stone monument.
- World War II Memorial:
Deepen your appreciation for the16 million who served and 400,000 who lost their lives inbattle while fighting to protect our rights and freedoms.
- Holocaust Museum:
Experience the Holocaust through theeyes of a child in Daniels Story, at this living memorial to thevictims of Nazi Germany.
- Embassy Row:
Ride through the impressive Washington,D.C., street that is lined with more than 100 foreignembassies.
- National Zoo:
Come face-to-face with more than 3,500 exoticanimals, including two giant pandas on loan from China.
- Closing Discussion: What part will you play in Gods plan for ournations future?:
- Dinner and depart Washington, D.C., for home.:
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