The Senior Ministry of Zebulon First Baptist Church sponsored a four-day trip to the nation’s capital from Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.
Forty-six members of the community traveled by bus and completed an in-depth guided tour of Washington, D.C. Included in the tour were the Smithsonian Institution and other science museums, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; monuments including those of Martin Luther King and Presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; along with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Marine Corps War Memorial.
The group saw the Washington National Cathedral, National Archives, Embassy Row and the Capitol Building. An unforgettable experience was touring the Arlington Cemetery, visiting the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame and witnessing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The highlight of the trip was a tour of the White House. Leaving D.C. on Monday morning, the group departed for Richmond, Virginia, where they toured the capitol building there, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson.
The tour informed them or further inhanced their knowledge of history. Of notable mention, Mr. Pete Miles, one of the oldest members (over 90), completed the tour and inspired younger members.