“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.” -Thomas Jefferson
There are few places I enjoy visiting more than our nation’s Capitol. So when I found out that I was accepted to attend a youth-oriented political conference, I was thrilled to say the least!
I had only been to Washington D.C. two times before this conference. Although I have always known that I am set on entering a career in politics, I am still younger and limited in how much I can travel as a full-time student.
To put it simply, this week was all I could have hoped for. I had the opportunity to connect with exceptional people and listen to incredible speakers. Most importantly, I was able to visit the landmarks and historical places I study about all of the time!
Another place I have always enjoyed is the Lincoln Memorial. Because Abraham Lincoln is my favorite president and figure in American history, I am constantly inspired by how it honors his dedication and commitment to preserving the Union.
Even at night, families still walked the hundreds of steps up to the Lincoln Memorial. It is clear that Lincoln will forever be remembered for his sacrifice hundreds of years ago.
So…when can I return?