attends leadership forum
Drew Cochran, son of Terry and Jennifer Cochran, took his much awaited trip with the People to People World Leadership Forum to Washington DC. He spent one week with about 250 other sixth, seventh and eighth graders learning about leadership and our country’s history. The week included visits to various Smithsonian Museums, including the Air and Space Museum and Natural History Museum, to see artifacts from our history. He visited the many monuments dedicated to our leaders and toured the US Capitol Building and House of Representatives. He also saw the many documents at the National Archives including the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Emancipation Proclamation. His week also included trips to Gettysburg, Jamestown and Williamsburg. Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg were his favorite because they were both like stepping back in time.
The group placed memorial wreaths at the many military memorials they visited as well. They visited Arlington Cemetary to watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, tour Robert E. Lee’s house, visit John F. Kennedy’s grave with the Eternal Flame and view many of the other gravesites and memorials there. At all of the stops they made they were given an indepth history of the subject and then given a small amount of time to explore. Each evening they would then have small group discussions of what they learned that day. The week was concluded with a dinner/dance cruise on the Potomac River.
If anyone has questions of would like to discuss with Drew what he experienced he would be more than happy to share his experiences.
While Drew was with his group for the week the rest of the family was doing their own touring of the area and learning a lot about our history. They are also available to share their experiences.