By Laura Pappas
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” — President John Kennedy
Today, our group got to learn about the life, presidency, and legacy of this great man. We spent our morning at the Sixth Floor Museum, which is located in the former Texas Book Depository: the site of Lee Harvey Oswald’ s sniper nest. As a group chosen based on their dedication to service, it was inspirational to hear the words of someone who spent his presidency doing the same.
After the tour, we broke off in our vans for a quick lunch before getting thrown back into old-country times. The Stock Yard features cowboys, longhorns, mechanical bulls, and cattledrives. Then we topped the day off with dinner and some line dancing at Billy Bob’s BBQ! It was such an awesome day, soaking up the culture of the south!