Henderson County students to attend inauguration, tour historic sites | Schools
Henderson County High School and South Middle School students are headed to Washington, DC for the Inauguration of President Obama. At 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 95 students and 11 chaperones will be loading two charter buses at South Middle School for an educational seven day excursion to the U.S. capital.
During their week out of school, they will see history first hand while attending the Inauguration Ceremonies of President Obama on January 21. They will also visit the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater museum and the Peterson House where President Lincoln died.
In addition they will visit the Smithsonian Museums of Natural History, American History, Air and Space, National Art Museum, National Archives, Holocaust Museum, tour the Capitol, and possibly the White House.
They will witness first-hand the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery, as well as the following Monuments: Vietnam, W.W. II, Korean, Iwo Jima, Lincoln, Jefferson, etc. Students will also tour the Washington National Cathedral.