Fifteen years ago today, I led Ball State University Singers in a visit to Washington DC. We placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, honored Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude (a Ball State alum who was killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon), visited the US Capitol, and generally had a grand time.
The next day, we sang two concert sets at the White House. George W. Bush was President then.
Our Capitol visit included a trip to the House floor, where Representative Mike Pence (our elected House member) greeted us and told us some history. Little did any of us know that 15 years later he would be Vice-President-Elect of the United States. (The very thought is offensive and disgusting.)
Sunday, 16 December
6:30 a.m. Depart Emens Auditorium loading dock
+/- 7 p.m. Arrive George Washington University Inn, Foggy Bottom area
Monday, 17 December
7:15 a.m. Load bus
7:25 a.m. Depart for Arlington
7:45 a.m. Arr. Arlington
9:00 a.m. Load bus; to Capitol
9:20 a.m. Arrive Capitol
10:15 a.m. To Pentagon
11:00 a.m. Caroling at Pentagon; brief tour follows
3:30 p.m. Return to hotel; remainder of day free
Tuesday, 18 December
8:00 a.m. Arrive White House
11:45 p.m. Depart White House to hotel; load bags
12:30 p.m. Depart for Muncie; drive fast; get home soon!