Saturday, December 6, 2008

STAMPS at the Lincoln Memorial

by Kelsea

On Saturday, December 6 members of STAMPS met Ms. Trenkle at the Foggy Bottom Metro. Our destination was the Lincoln Memorial. We met "our" park ranger Ms. Jen as soon as we got there. Ms. Jen had many activities planned, one of which was a scavenger hunt. This scavenger hunt taught us a lot. For example, I bet you didn't know that the Lincoln statue is sitting on top of the American flag! The memorial is made of materials from many states, to symbolize the coming together of America. There also are 36 pillars suppoting the memorial for the same reason, one for each of the states in the Union when Lincoln was President. After the scavenger hunt we discussed our answers and planned future meetings. We then said "goodbye" to Ms. Jen. Little did we know Ms. Trenkle had a surprise for us. STARBUCKS! It was then tiem for our parents to come and for our STAMPS trip to be over.

Kelsea is an active member of STAMPS. She really enjoys the rpogram. History is one of her favorite subjects.

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