Saturday, May 23: Depart for Washington, DC
6:00AM: Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, AC Moore store, located in the Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/Route
272 side of the store.
7:00AM: Depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Rd.; travel to Washington, D.C. with appropriate rest and meal
stops en route.
Arrive to our nation’s capital to join others in honor and thanks to the people past and present in our American Armed Forces. Enjoy
lunch on your own at Pentagon City Shopping Mall. After lunch, visit Arlington National Cemetery – no land in America is more sacred
than this square mile. It is America’s shrine to valor and sacrifice. This is the final resting place for President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis, Robert F. Kennedy, Edward Moore (Ted) Kennedy, Audie Murphy, prizefighter Joe Louis, and thousands of soldiers
from every major U.S. war. While at the cemetery, you’ll have an opportunity to view the Changing of the Guard, an elaborate ritual
performed graveside at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The cemetery is the former plantation and home of Civil War General Robert
E. Lee. Arlington House, Space Shuttle Challenger Astronauts’ Memorial, and monuments to nearly every major sacrifice that affected our
country are located within these 624 + acres. The Tomb of the Unknowns speaks of a nation’s debt to the many whose ultimate sacrifice
helped make a nation free. Afterward, check into Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center where your evening is free to enjoy
Military Band Performances at the National Harbor Stage and dinner will be on your own in any one of the dozen restaurants offering a
wide range of cuisine. Hotel: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Sunday, May 24: National Memorial Day Choral Concert & National Museum of the Marine Corps
This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, depart with your local step-on guide for a tour of memorials and monuments which includes
stops at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the National World War II Memorial,
the Air Force Memorial, the Marine Corp Memorial (Iwo Jima statue), and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. Enjoy lunch on your own
at a local food court. After lunch, depart for the National Memorial Day Choral Festival concert which features a 350-voice choir and the
U.S. Air Force Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop, Col. Larry Lang, Ret., and Col. Arnald Gabriel. After the concert, depart
for an exclusive private dinner and patriotic entertainment inside the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico. After the
entertainment, tour the National Museum of the Marine Corps, a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines – past, present, and future.
Monday, May 25: National Memorial Day Parade & New Museum of the Army
This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, depart for America’s Team, a set of five life-like statues honoring the five branches of the U.S.
Armed Forces. Then, it’s on to The National Memorial Day Parade. This nationally televised parade is the largest of its kind in the United
States. It is held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital to share the story of American honor and sacrifice from across
the generations. A boxed lunch is included. After the parade, depart for an exclusive pre-opening tour, movie, and dinner at the National
Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir. The museum celebrates over 240 years of Army history and honors our nation’s soldiers
- past, present, and future – regular Army, Army Reserves, and the Army National Guard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Tuesday, May 26: Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Park, New Law Enforcement Museum & Depart for Home
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning prior to checking out. Depart for the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Park. The memorial honors the
184 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks at the Pentagon. Then visit the United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
which celebrates our rich maritime heritage. Enjoy lunch on your own at Union Station with free time to explore the shops. Next, visit
the National Law Enforcement Museum. This 57,000 square foot museum has 3 stories underground and more than 21,000 artifacts from
every era of law enforcement. Afterwards, depart for Central PA with appropriate rest and meal stops en route.
• Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
• Three night hotel accommodations
• Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
• Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
• Tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
• Tram tickets for Arlington National Cemetery
• Local step-on guide
• Exclusive VIP seats at the Memorial Day Parade
• Reserved seating at the Kennedy Center Patriotic Choral Festival
• Exclusive pre-opening dinner at the New Museum of the Army
• Living History Experience
• Exclusive private dinner event at the Museum of the Marine Corps
• All taxes and gratuities
• Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
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