We honor those who serve and who have served with a special program during the Memorial Day holiday focusing on military service and enduring questions of democracy around the world. Through explorations of Washington’s numerous war memorials and a visit to Embassy Row, students will examine the impact of America’s past conflicts and the prospects for democracy in the global community. In addition, students will attend a special Armed Forces panel at the Women in Military Auditorium and have extended time to explore Arlington National Cemetery.

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   – Treaunna, Student, GA
Educating for democracy since 1971
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