Hey readers! I am reporting to you from George Mason University with news from Day 2 of #WJMC2017.

Today was a great day as well! We had a guest speaker come and talk to us after getting to spend hours exploring the Newseum, one of my favorite places in D.C.! After listening to our speaker we headed off for some “monumental” adventures!

We visited the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, and the White House. It was a jam packed day but there is so much to see here, we barley nicked the surface. Seeing these monuments was an absolutely incredible experience. Having been here before I took the time to really look around and take it all in rather than snap some pics. (I did take a couple).

I tried to look at everything with fresh eyes and contemplate the magnificent of the sights I was seeing as I was now visiting with a journalistic perspective.

To me, it was astonishing that only a couple miles, or even less could seperate these beautiful monuments, dedicated to historic trials and tribulations of the United States.

Being the Hamilton fan that I am (blame the musical), I couldn’t help but look at it through the lens of, “What would they say now?”

The Washington Monument is right next to the WWII memorial. I couldn’t help but stare at the two next too each other and contemplate the fact that mere yards separated memorials of lives who both experienced war. Yes, these wars were different and 100’s of years apart, but here Washington is, our first president, leader of the Revolutionary War, sitting next to the soldiers who lost there lives fighting a war Washington probably never could have imagined. What would he say? \

It’s a lot to think about but this was one of my favorite parts of the day. Just taking in the city and taking the time to ponder such history.

All in all, I really enjoyed my second day here at #WJMC2017! I can’t wait for the adventures that will unfold tomorrow.

This is Isabel Naquin, signing off.

“Good night, and good luck.” – Edward R. Murrow 

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