It’s Capitol Hill Day! Everyone was dressed in their polo shirts; we were a good looking bunch headed to meet our Congressmen. We started our day by touring the United States Capitol. Our tour guide was awesome. He had a lot of neat facts about the Capitol. At the welcome center we watched a video about the capitol, then we toured the hall of statues and the rotunda. It truly is a magnificent building. Congressman Charlie Melancon got the group passes to the House Gallery. We got to see where the laws are made. Next Congressman Cassidy spoke to the group and took pictures with everyone. The rest of the day was set aside for touring the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and most importantly our individual appointments with our elected officials. During our appointments our delegates asked great questions about issues that concern them and their communities. They also asked questions about what their jobs are like and what they had to do to get a job or internship on Capitol Hill. Not many people ever have the chance to meet their elected officials let alone visit with them in their offices…this was an opportunity of a life time. We had lunch in the Longworth House Office Building. This is the cafeteria the staffers eat in each day. The day ended with the All States Farewell Dinner and Dance. All youth tour delegates from the United States gather again for one final party. There was dancing, movies, games and plenty visiting. Needless to say our crew partied hard. Even Mrs. Sandy, Ms. Addie and Mrs. Kay got on the dance floor to do the Cupid Shuffle with the delegates. It was a great event, but we were sad to say goodbye to our friends we had met from other states.
Here’s what today’s bloggers have to say:
Jacob is DEMCO’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was the dance party. It was incredible! He has not had a good dance party in a long time. This experience is tied with getting to see Dr. Cassidy his congressman again.
His least favorite part of the day was waiting on the congressmen is boring but at least we had friends to keep us company. Numb legs are not very appealing!! :-)
Today’s activities taught Jacob, personally, the questions that he asked Congressman Cassidy, coupled with the Congressman’s answers have made him reevaluate his stance on various issues. Various actions by certain people have also strengthen some of the beliefs that I hold and served as a reminder to me to trust God in all things.
Jacob would like to say to his loved ones back home Hey Mom, Dad and girls! Hope yall have finished remodeling the house before I get home! Love ya. Evan Rocks! PARTY!!!!
Corey is PCEMC’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was visiting the Library of Congress and visiting Capitol Hill.
His least favorite part of the day was being on his feet for a LONG period of time.
Today’s activities taught Corey value our nation’s democratic setup and how well it works.
Corey would like to say to his loved ones back home he wants you to know that Washington DC is really a place they should visit soon. Today was his favorite day, thus far.
Christina is SLECA’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was when we went to the Capitol and I got to see the new Ronald Reagan statue.
Her least favorite part of the day was waiting for a long time for her congressman to show up.
Today’s activities taught Christina that it took a lot to get our nation the way it is now, and it will take a lot for it to better itself.
Christina would like to say to her loved ones back home that she would like to encourage her little brother and sister to win this trip when they are old enough. “I LOVED IT!”
To view our pictures from today go to the link below. We have 2 photo galleries one is from our Leadership Conference in March and the other is this week’s Youth Tour. New photos will be posted each night.
Photo Gallery: http://photos.youthtour.org/2009%20Youth%20Tour