Staff, 2022-12-10 09:02:25,
A group of 16 Ohio University students traveled to the nation’s capital for an unforgettable three-day weekend last month. The students, including six veterans, got to hear Vice President Kamala Harris deliver the Veterans Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. They earned two credit hours for participating in the Memorial Voices study away experience in Washington, D.C. In addition to attending the Arlington National Cemetery veterans service, they visited historic monuments and museums and got to explore the city in small groups.
The group visited memorials for World War II, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson as well as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Spy Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
For senior Jon Kostival, integrated social studies major in the Patton College of Education and a United States Army veteran, the Memorial Voices trip was an opportunity to experience a city and sites he had long wanted to visit. Kostival said the United States Holocaust Museum had a big impact on him, particularly as a social studies major.
“The museum had me reflecting on how fragile human life is and how we must…
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