In May, the senior class of Lansing Christian School in Lansing, Michigan, participated in the school’s longstanding tradition of visiting Washington DC. On the Friday before Memorial Day, they had the honor of being able to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Four of the seniors were chosen to represent the class.
“It was a blessing and privilege to be able to participate in this,” said Tim Blamer, the school’s dean of students. “I have been leading this trip for at least ten years, and as far as I know, this is the first time we have been able to do this. It was also special because it was the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. We always go to Arlington on that Friday because the flags have been placed next to the headstones throughout the cemetery. It also helps our seniors consider the importance of Memorial Day in a profound way. Participating in the wreath laying was an even stronger reminder of why we commemorate Memorial Day, and I’m sure it will be a memory that stays with each senior.”