Our day begins with a guided tour of the battlefields at Gettysburg
— one of the Civil War’s most dynamic encounters — before traveling on to Fort McHenry
in Baltimore, Maryland. After a tour of the fort grounds — where a valiant defense in 1814 inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” — we’ll elect our Michigan Youth Leadership Council
(YLC) representative. We’ll finish our journey to Washington, D.C.
, get oriented with a panoramic view of our nation’s capital from the top of the Washington Monument
, then end our day with a walking tour of the National WWII Memorial
, Korean War Veterans Memorial
, Lincoln Memorial
and Vietnam Veterans Memorial
. You’ll have time to meet and trade state pins with other Youth Tour students from around the country at our hotel this evening.