I visited the Arlington Cemetery something that at one point was just a dream. This internship has been great and provided me with different experiences but none like this. The mass number of countless tombstones where our troops lay, that moment in itself is hard to describe. I am blessed to have been able to experience this moment.
The last visit of the day was to the National Marine Corps memorial. The Iwo Jima Memorial is beautiful it was a lot larger than I had foreseen. It brought a sense of patriotism and pride of my country. The silhouette of the marines was beautiful as the sun set upon the soldiers.
Sunday was a day mixed of different events. I alongside Brendali, Laura, and Bianca went to multiple locations throughout DC. Our day started off going to the Shrine Cathedral. It was such a beautiful church and is the largest in North America. Throughout the cathedral they had multiple little chapels and it brought tears to my eyes when I saw the Virgen de Guadalupe. I was so appreciate to be able to be living such amazing opportunity I am truly fortunate. Afterwards we jumped on the metro to the Smithsonian area where Brendali and I visited the Holocaust Museum the other girls visited the Natural History Museum. The Holocaust Museum was very intense I learned more details about Hitlers rise to leadership and the hardships of the Jewish community. The media that was presented was vary vivid and in a way if it wasn’t for all the materials presented a genocide at this level is almost impossible to believe without the cold facts.
On Saturday another of my stops was the National American History Museum. I learned about the evolution if food in the United States, transportation, presidential assassinations, wars fought, and even the First Lady’s exhibit was interesting. When I saw the United Farm Workers Association logo inside one of the exhibits I felt a sense of connection. Also seeing Jackie Kennedy’s and Michelle Obamas inauguration dresses was astonishing. I loved to be able to see artifacts that relate to history rather than just readying from a text book.
Visited multiple museums these are pictures from the Newseum. It was so much more than I expected. They had pieced from the Berlin Wall, artifacts from the September 11 events, and a JFK section that goes through his presidential process.
Had to say our goodbye’s to our CHCI fellow interns. Programming got a little emotional sayings goodbye was not easy. Then visited the Postal Museum.
Yesterday my dad sent me some pictures I asked him for its nice to see my home. I can’t wait to go back.
7/24/13 I went to an event that went against the deportations that are being put in place.
I enjoyed going to the Washington game with fellow interns at the department of Ed.
This week after Monday I went to the Indian American Museum.