Area students visit DC veteran memorials

KIMT News 3 – Students from our area are getting a first hand lesson in history by taking a trip to Washington DC.

Clear Lake High Schoolers as well as students from Clarksville are visiting all of the historic sites in our nation’s capitol.

The trip includes paying a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier today to commemorate D-Day.

As one instructor explains, it’s a valuable lesson plan she hopes these students never forget.

“One of the things that we try to do is just link it to our American history and world history curriculum and say well you’ve learned about it in class and you read about it through the documents, now let’s go touch it and see it in person,” said Beth Ann Schumacher, Social Studies teacher with Clear Lake High School.

Saturday the students will visit the Holocaust Museum, along with Civil War battlefields in the area.

“I’ve got a couple of kids here whose great grandfathers are still alive and they’re also talking about how ‘my great-grandfather told me this and my great-grandfather was part of the second airborne,’ and so they’re willing to share those stories and I think this is our greatest generation. The kids can learn some real lessons from them,” said Schumacher.

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