Saturday, September 17, 2011

First Field Trip 2011 Part 2: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Our first field trip was to Washington D.C.'s newest addition to the national mall, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

This was such a moving experience for the whole family. I just keep thinking about my grandmother who was a civil rights activist in Mississippi from 1950 well into 1970. She would have been so proud.
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We got to see a newsperson at work while we were visiting. Earlier we visited The Newseum to learn how reporting started and captures history. This was a great learning tie in for Ironhide because he got to she her use all the equipment we just learned about.

It was a beautiful day that we will remember forever.


The Adventurer said...

I used to live near DC and have been many times. I just heard about the new MLK monument on the news. Next time we are in the area will be be visiting. Thanks for linking up to the Field trip hop and sharing :)

Rik said...

Looks like a great trip :)