Service & Sacrifice High School Program

Honor those who serve with a special program during the Memorial Day holiday focused on military service.

Service & Sacrifice Shadow

Examine the impact of America’s past conflicts and enduring questions of democracy.

Through explorations of Washington’s numerous war memorials and a visit to Embassy Row, students will learn more the role our military plays in the global community. Guided by our highly-trained instructors, students have the opportunity to:

  • Be inspired by the famous monuments, world-renowned museums, and hallowed institutions that define our history;
  • Meet with their Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill;
  • Explore Capitol Hill and witness a Congressional Committee Hearing in action*;
  • Engage in meaningful discussions with peers from around the country and debate the most pressing issues facing our nation in a Mock Congress;
  • Get a glimpse of diplomacy in action by discovering an embassy and meeting an ambassador or diplomat*; and
  • Participate in a special Armed Forces panel at the Women in Military Auditorium to engage with the men and women who serve our country.

*Subject to availability.



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