Thursday, May 12, 2011
It’s not every day that you get to see a full dress Honor Guard ceremony for an foreign dignitary at Arlington National Cemetery, but it happened today for the Minister of Defence for Norway – and we got to see it! The only event that trumped it? Our four wreath layers presenting a USM wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The morning was beautiful – perhaps one of the best our school has ever experienced at Arlington. After lunch, we headed to the National Archives to see the Charters of Freedom and then to the Newseum. Reviews were positive for the interactive news museum! After a brief stop at the hotel, it’s off to Alexandria for the Potomac River cruise. Sorry Mr. Schwieters had to leave us, as he has honed his dancing skills as of late and was prepared to bust out a few new moves.