The American people are a proud people, and one thing about them that is undeniable is that they know how to honour their history and their military dead.
Arlington National Cemetery is truly a breathtaking and humbling place.
Serene and beautiful.
Peaceful and somber.
Yet, it exists as the final resting place for those men and women who were willing to forego peace and serenity so that others could have it.
The students were more than moved visiting the Cemetery. They were engaged. They all read the famous speech of John F. Kennedy engraved upon the stone just steps from his final resting place. They asked questions. So many questions. Some were just contemplative. Some shed tears.
We visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and were fortune to witness the changing of the guard - an incredible military ceremony of meaning, depth, and precision that cannot easily be described in words.
We also stopped at the Marine Corps Memorial...