Washington DC – Day 5

On our last day in DC, our time volunteering was completed. We spent this day visiting the Holocaust Museum along with the few Smithsonian’s we were able to squeeze in. Our groups split up and conquered the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History. Once we finished our tour of the museums, we made our way to Capitol Hill and were able to see the front steps of the Capitol where most presidential inauguration speeches are given.

Looking back at the entirety of our time spent in DC, I learned a lot about our nation’s capitol that isn’t taught or shown in the media. I learned about the affordable housing system and the lack of available shelters, along with the process of supplying the hungry and homeless with their basic necessities on a day-to-day basis. I definitely gained a better personal understanding for those I may encounter in the future who are or who have experienced homelessness or hunger.

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