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How Will Son Tours Educational Tour to Washington DC Enrich My life?

I was not born in the United States. I was not born a U.S. Citizen. I was brought to the United States by adoptive parents and eventually I was granted citizenship. This trip to Washington DC with my fellow students is very important to me because it will give me an opportunity to actually learn more about the country that I am no part of. I can read about the history of the United States in books, but going to Washington with Son Tours will actually allow me to see the history of the this country first hand. I feel that many people that are born here just take their history for granted. The country where I came from did not have the same history; they did not have the same form of government, and the people do the not have the same freedoms that U.S. citizens have. I know that I am so lucky to have been brought to a country where we have freedoms like freedom of speech and the right to bare arms. While I know that all of these freedoms were not always here, I feel this trip to Washington with my fellow students will help me to understand how this great country came to be. The part of the trip I am most excited for is the tour of the U.S. Capitol building. This is the central hub of our country and this is where all of the elected officials work together to make this country great. I have seen the class photos of the students from our school standing on the steps of the Capitol building. I cannot wait to add my photo to the collection that Hanover Central has. This trip is also exciting because we get to learn by being there, not just reading things in a book. We get to see the Holocaust Museum and the scarifies that people made in order to make us “free”. We will go to the Smithsonian where we will get to see actual artifacts from our country from several hundred years ago when the country was just being formed. I am interested in seeing the Korean War monument because Korea is there I was born. I have seen pictures of the life like soldiers and I want to stand among them.

I know that by going with Son Tours we will get to see much more then if we would have by going on own. They have been doing this for years and can maximize the tour because they are familiar with doing this year after year. I look forward to seeing as many of the memorials as possible and I am even excited about the bus ride that with our chaperones and classmates.

Austin Fanta

Hanover Central Middle School

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