An annual trip to Washington, D.C., was extra special this year for
62 R.D. White, Balboa and Mark Keppel elementary sixth-grade
students. The students traveled to the nation's capital July 3 and 4
with former Keppel Principal Gordon Morse, who now works for World
Strides, a company that arranges educational tours of historic places
in the United States for students. The children, who returned
Tuesday, visited Arlington National Cemetery, where Keppel students
won the honor of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The tomb contains the remains of unknown American soldiers from World
Wars I and II, the wars in Korea and Vietnam.