On February 6, while most individuals were bundled in warm homes at 6:40 a.m., the U.S. History students from Rappahannock High School were boarding two buses to head for their destinations of Arlington Cemetery and the touring of Washington D.C. Though the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Vietnam Nurses Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial as well as the U.S. Holocaust Museum and National Museum of American History were all fascinating experiences that brought the pages of their history books to life when mere facts took on memorable experiences, it was the visit to the Arlington Cemetery that would hold students in awe and bring about the most impactful aspect of the entire trip.
A letter had been submitted by the AP United States History class at RHS, in hopes that the students and teachers would be chosen to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, an honor that had eluded them for years. However, to their excitement, they received confirmation that they were finally picked for approval.
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Students laid wreaths on the graves of unknown
soldiers in Arlington Cemetery.