A total of 67 Templeton Middle School students and six teacher-chaperones traveled Oct. 27-30 on an extended field trip to Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg.
The school group visited Mount Vernon, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Holocaust Museum, several Smithsonian museums, Arlington Cemetery, White House, U. S. Supreme Court and the Lincoln, Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Korean and Vietnam war memorials. In Gettysburg, the group toured the battlefields and learned of the strategies of the three-day battle.
A highlight of the trip was the visit to Arlington National Cemetery where students witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Templeton students, Kailyn Benoit, Grace Farrell, Hayden Reich and McKenzie Tyriver participated in the wreath-laying ceremony.