MOUNT VERNON — American history and social studies lessons became more real to Mount Vernon eighth-graders who traveled to Washington, D.C. and environs on May 10-13. Among the places they visited were Arlington National Cemetery, various memorials, several museums, the National Mall, Fort McHenry and George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.
The students did some research prior to the trip, and discovered that 12 Knox County natives were listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Students picked a name and used Ancestry.com and the wall website (thewall-usa.com) to find out when and where the fallen were born, their ages, where they served and where they were killed. Students then had the opportunity to do rubbings at the wall.
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